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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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