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  1. May 21, 2014

    Magnetar Capital sues McKesson over Celesio deal

    McKesson is being sued by a hedge fund which claims that the US drug distributor’s purchase of Germany’s Celesio was unfair...

  2. January 24, 2014

    McKesson finalises Celesio takeover

    McKesson, the US drug distributor, has won its hard-fought takeover of Celesio in a deal that values the German...

  1. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bubbles as a deflationary escape chute: Izzy agrees with Brad Delong that raising the...

  2. January 20, 2014

    Elliott increases stake in Celesio to 24%

    Elliott Associates, the activist hedge fund, has increased its stake in Celesio to more than 24 per cent, days after an...

  3. January 14, 2014

    McKesson / Celesio: on-off affair

    Romantic ardour can be self-defeating: sometimes we don’t get what we want simply because we want it so badly. So too, it...

  4. January 13, 2014

    McKesson bid for Celesio fails due to lack of investor support

    McKesson admitted defeat in its $8.6bn bid for Celesio, the German-based medicines distribution group, after a battle with...

  5. January 9, 2014

    Elliott brinkmanship over McKesson $8.6bn bid for Celesio

    Elliott Associates, the activist hedge fund, has agreed to sell part of its 25 per cent stake in Celesio to McKesson after...

  6. December 10, 2013

    Elliott aims to block McKesson’s $8.3bn move for Celesio

    A leading hedge fund has warned that it aims to block McKesson’s planned $8.3bn takeover of Celesio , the German-based...

  7. October 27, 2013

    McKesson takeover of Celesio to trigger sector consolidation

    McKesson’s $8.3bn planned takeover of Celesio of Germany is set to foreshadow further consolidation in the European...

  8. October 24, 2013

    McKesson / Celesio: piggyback deal

    McKesson’s $8bn purchase of Celesio is ho-hum in the annals of recent drug supply chain deals. Sure, it is a nice add-on for...

  9. October 23, 2013

    McKesson closes in on Celesio deal

    McKesson plans to announce as soon as Thursday an agreement to buy a majority stake in German drug wholesaler Celesio,...

  10. October 8, 2013

    Celesio: drug taker

    No one is making money in the German drug distribution market. Marion Helmes, chief of German drug distributor and retailer...

  11. August 16, 2010

    Family ties to include bonds in Germany

    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler and son Georg were on the verge of losing their empire after an audacious takeover of Continental...

  12. March 4, 2010

    Allied Irish puts in strong performance

    Allied Irish Banks helped European shares close higher for a fifth consecutive session after its shares surged the most in...

  13. January 22, 2010

    Greece fears weigh on bourses

    The banking sector suffered big losses this week amid renewed Greek sovereign debt worries and fears that European banks...

  14. January 20, 2010

    Greek banks leave Eurofirst lower

    European stocks suffered their biggest falls of the year amid mounting concerns about China reining in its loose monetary...

  15. January 20, 2010

    Pharma stocks rise after Republican Senate win

    Global pharmaceutical stocks strengthened after a victory for the Republicans in a Senate seat election cast doubt on the...

  16. January 15, 2010

    Capital rules undermine banks

    Banks were in focus as Basel Committee capital requirement proposals worried the sector early this week and disappointing...

  17. January 14, 2010

    Banks and healthcare spur bounce back

    European shares gained for a second session on Thursday as the healthcare sector performed well and banking stocks rebounded...

  18. December 28, 2009

    Warning on Mittelstand groups’ financing

    The credit crunch has led to a “fundamental shift” in the way many Mittelstand groups – the medium-sized businesses...

  19. December 28, 2009

    Haniel forced into the limelight

    Haniel envisages owning more of Metro, Europe’s third-biggest retailer, where it has a 34 per cent stake The global crisis...

  20. November 9, 2009

    Buy-out groups see off Apoteket’s peers

    The sale of the Apoteket outlets represented a rare chance to enter an underdeveloped market in a wealthy European country...

  21. November 8, 2009

    Boots awaits news on Swedish auction

    Alliance Boots, Europe’s largest pharmacy group, is among the bidders poised to learn this week whether it has been...

  22. October 8, 2009

    Norsk Hydro leads metals higher

    European steel and base metals producers surged on Thursday after US peer Alcoa’s surprise third-quarter profits lifted...

  23. June 29, 2009

    Vodafone interest spurs Deutsche Telekom

    The prospect of consolidation in the UK mobile telecoms market gave the European sector a boost on Monday. Deutsche Telekom...

  24. May 20, 2009

    EU pharmacy ruling is blow to groups

    , as well as for some big supermarket chains known to be keen to expand into pharmacy but encountered restrictions in...

  25. March 19, 2009

    UBS soars on €1bn bond buy-back plan

    Shares in UBS jumped on Thursday after the Swiss bank said it would buy back up to €1bn of its bonds in an effort to bolster...

  26. December 16, 2008

    Pharmacy ruling frustrates EU retailers

    Efforts by some of Europe’s biggest retail chains to overturn ownership restrictions on pharmacies in European Union...

  27. September 9, 2008

    Europe give up early gains

    European stocks gave up early gains to close modestly lower as falling energy prices hit oil and gas producers, offsetting a...

  28. August 12, 2008

    European equities slip on profit-taking

    European stock markets swung into reverse on Tuesday, snapping a two-day rally as investors took profits on banks and a...

  29. April 30, 2008

    Europe reverses losses after US GDP data

    European equity markets performed a U-turn on Wednesday, heading into positive territory after data showed the US economy...

  30. April 10, 2008

    Skittish investors veer away from banks

    Deepening apprehension about the impending first-quarter earnings season knocked a string of European stocks yesterday,...

  31. April 10, 2008

    Skittish investors veer away from banks

    Deepening apprehension about the impending first-quarter earnings season knocked a string of European stocks yesterday,...

  32. April 4, 2008

    New role for pharmacies

    High street pharmacies are set to become "healthy living centres" offering ser-vices such as sexually transmitted disease...

  33. November 22, 2007

    Acquisitions boost United Drug

    United Drug, the Irish pharmaceutical distributor and manufacturer. says half its business will be outside Ireland this...

  34. October 2, 2007

    Banks and carmakers buoyant

    European stocks ended higher yesterday, buoyed by carmakers and banking stocks after UBS rallied on speculation the worst...

  35. October 2, 2007

    Banks and carmakers buoyant

    European stocks ended higher yesterday, buoyed by carmakers and banking stocks after UBS rallied on speculation the worst...

  36. October 2, 2007

    Banks rally over belief the worst is over

    European stocks ended higher, buoyed by carmakers and banking stocks after UBS rallied on speculation the worst of its...

  37. October 2, 2007

    UBS shares spurred on by optimism

    European stocks ended higher, buoyed by carmakers and banking stocks after UBS rallied on speculation that the worst of its...

  38. October 1, 2007

    Bank warnings hits European stocks

    European stocks ended higher, buoyed by carmakers and banking stocks after UBS rallied on speculation the worst of its...

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