|Moderated By: Biomaven -- (Not Moderated) -- Started: 12/30/1998 10:19:00 PM Revision History|
Wallets are bulging and pipelines are thin at some big pharma and big biotechs. Third tier biotechs are cheap - some with good science are trading at near book. Does this combination mean that Daddy Pharma and Momma Biotech might go a huntin'?
This thread is for the discussion of possible hunters and prey. Chiron and Bayer have already identified themselves as hunters, and they are not alone in looking for something to fatten their pipeline.
Likely prey must somehow offer a tastier snack than can be had by simply partnering with them. Prey that are accretive to earnings are unusual, but a few can still be found.
The arbitrageurs get there after the kill. Let's see if we can get there before the hunt. Remember, you have to think like a pharma, just quicker <G>.
Here's a watch-list (PREY) for edible candidates. I've started it out empty; let's fill it up with potential snacks:
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