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Univar acquires Tagma Brasil

September 22, 2017

Univar Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Univar Brasil Ltda. has acquired the stock of Tagma Brasil Ltda. “Brazil has agriculture and agro-food exports of more than $89 billion USD and a domestic market that serves nearly 210 million people. This acquisition expands..

Pharma executives wary of value-based deals: PwC

September 22, 2017

A rush of headlines may make it seem as if value-based contracting is taking over the pharma industry as health systems grapple with high drug costs. But a new survey from PwC finds the pricing model has yet to take off in any major way…

Impax CEO Bisaro reportedly putting his M&A moves on Amneal

September 22, 2017

When former Allergan chairman Paul Bisaro took over at Impax Labs, everyone wondered if his extensive M&A experience would eventually lead the generics maker to a deal. Wonder no more. Impax is reportedly in merger talks with generics competitor Amneal Pharmaceuticals. The two companies, which..

DSM to acquire animal feed firm Twilmij B.V.

September 22, 2017

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces the acquisition of Twilmij B.V., a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM’s strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging..

Nestle may cut about 70% of French R&D jobs

September 22, 2017

Nestle S.A. said Thursday that it may cut up to 400 of 550 jobs at its Galderma research and development center in southern France. The decision comes during a review of its global operations, a company spokesman said. In late August, Nestle said it would..

4 Pines Brewery bought by Belgian beer giant AB InBev

September 22, 2017

Manly’s famous beer brewery 4 Pines has been bought out by global alcohol giant AB InBev for an undisclosed sum. The new Belgian owners already control a spate of Aussie brands under the Carlton & United Breweries umbrella — including Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draft, Pure..

Jack Link’s targeting European expansion with ‘major UK facility’

September 21, 2017

US meat snack producer Jack Link’s is planning to increase its production capacity with a major new facility in the UK, in order to achieve its aggressive European growth plans. The company, which makes Jack Link’s jerky and Peperami, is the largest beef jerky brand..

What is different about minority women’s leadership?

September 21, 2017

A study which was conducted between 2015 and 2016 by the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) to explore the underrepresentation of women in minority groups in leadership in Australia and to what extent is diversity inclusive of minority women in Australia, found a..

Eyeing drug sales, Amazon starts talks with PBMs: report

September 21, 2017

Rumors that Amazon is looking to parachute into the drug field are getting louder. Amazon is already in talks with pharmacy benefits managers, an analyst reports, and that poses a larger threat to the pharma industry than some might realize. The retail giant has stayed..

Japan’s Kuraray to buy Calgon Carbon for $1.1 bln

September 21, 2017

Japanese chemical manufacturer Kuraray Co Ltd will buy U.S. activated carbon firm Calgon Carbon Corp for $1.107 billion, Kuraray said on Thursday, adding the carbon materials firm as one of its core businesses. Kuraray said it would buy all of Calgon Carbon’s shares for $21.50..