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Sage Therapeutics fuels, then dampens, its own M&A rumors

February 17, 2017

In an interview with Bloomberg published yesterday, Sage’s CEO Jeff Jonas was quoted as saying his company was at the top of everyone’s buying list, sending its shares jumping. But a few short hours later (and just before the end of after-hours trading), the chief..

Hain Celestial to acquire U.K. maker of gluten-free soups

February 17, 2017

Hain Celestial Group Inc., the Lake Success-based organic and natural products maker that disclosed last week it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, has agreed to acquire United Kingdom soup maker Yorkshire Provender Ltd. The transaction, announced Thursday, is subject to clearance..

Shell’s Paul Goodfellow to move on after £3billion sale

February 17, 2017

There’s a handover of the helm underway at Shell’s UK Continental Shelf and Ireland business based out of Aberdeen. After roughly two years steering the unit through huge changes against a background of the third major oil price storm to rock the North Sea, Paul..

What’s wrong with Sanofi’s dealmaking approach?

February 17, 2017

It’s no secret that Sanofi has struggled of late at the dealmaking table. But why? The deal prospectus from former target Actelion and its agreed-to buyer, Johnson & Johnson, offers some clues. Late last year, when J&J walked on Actelion after nearly a year of..