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   Strategies & Market TrendsSpeculating in Takeover Targets


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To: richardred who wrote (4348)4/5/2017 10:19:02 AM
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sizable add to HBIO today.

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From: richardred4/5/2017 1:39:51 PM
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New buy today PKE- PARK ELECTROCHEM CORP

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To: richardred who wrote (4410)4/25/2017 11:16:39 AM
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Sold RCKY today.

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To: richardred who wrote (3936)4/25/2017 1:00:43 PM
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Tyson makes a move.


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To: richardred who wrote (3815)4/25/2017 1:05:23 PM
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Becton Dickinson with a sizable acquisition


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From: richardred4/25/2017 1:10:05 PM
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STRP- Straight Path Communications is a takeover target dream stock. A huge premium from the beginning, and now a possible bidding war?

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From: richardred4/27/2017 11:44:14 AM
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Sold MLHR ANF DSW TLRD today out with good to moderate profits.

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To: richardred who wrote (4431)4/28/2017 10:24:36 AM
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SOLD PKE trading profit.

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To: richardred who wrote (3836)4/29/2017 11:31:04 AM
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RE-ARTW has been in sitting in the manure spreader for quite awhile. Maybe just wishful thinking, but almost anything goes for the right price. ARTW most defiantly needs overseas sales in their main business.

Mahindra
Mahindra & Mahindra eyes overseas markets for growth

>snip
The company is banking on technology it got access to through recent stake purchases and product understanding to reach the targets. When Mahindra goes for acquisitions in the farm equipment space, it isn't looking for big deals, but smart buys into what it calls islands of excellences, or companies which can offer it technological capabilities.

On its own, Mahindra would never have gone to Japan. It is the acquisition of a stake in Mitsubishi Agri that gave it a presence in Japa ..

Read more at:
economictimes.indiatimes.comhttp://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/mahindra-mahindra-eyes-overseas-markets-for-growth/printarticle/58425134.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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To: richardred who wrote (4375)4/29/2017 1:44:03 PM
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RE-ANIK Speculation - Ties to a leader into diabetes care.

Hyaluronic acid has also been used in the synthesis of biological scaffolds for wound-healing applications. These scaffolds typically have proteins such as fibronectin attached to the hyaluronan to facilitate cell migration into the wound. This is particularly important for individuals with diabetes suffering from chronic wounds

Novo Nordisk's new CEO turns to deals to help revive growth





Novo Nordisk logo is seen in Bagsvaerd outside of Copenhagen, Denmark February 1, 2017. Scanpix Denmark/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS



By Ben Hirschler
<span class="articleLocation">Novo Nordisk's ( NOVOb.CO) new chief executive is looking at making acquisitions to broaden the Danish drugmaker's product line-up, in a change of tack that reflects a need for fresh sources of growth at the world's biggest diabetes company.

"Across our business we need to increasingly look for external innovation," Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, who took over in January, said in an interview on Thursday.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Novo had approached Global Blood Therapeutics ( GBT.O), a U.S. biotechnology company focused on serious blood disorders, valued at close to $1.5 billion, to discuss a potential takeover.

Jorgensen declined to comment on his interest in the Californian firm but confirmed Novo's biopharmaceuticals business, which includes blood products, was one area where complementary acquisitions were being considered.

"We have strong relationships with hematologists and there could be other products that would be relevant for us to acquire and we are looking for that," he said.

Any deals would most likely be "bolt-ons" rather than anything very large. "In my view we should do smaller deals; low single-digit billions of dollars," he said.

Novo has sat out a rash of deal-making that has gripped the rest of the drugs industry in recent years. Instead, under previous chief executive Lars Rebien Sorensen the company had focused on its market-leading position in making insulin and other diabetes treatments.

But the company's core insulin business has deteriorated recently, with increasing competition squeezing prices, particularly in the United States, sending Novo shares down nearly 40 percent in the past 12 months.

Last month the Danish group warned that sales and profits might actually slip in 2017, a remarkable change in fortune for a company that was previously renowned for its sector-beating growth.

Jorgensen, who began his Novo career more than 25 years ago as a graduate, acknowledges he faces a challenge to reassure investors.

While he believes Novo's existing drug line-up remains strong, in these tougher times the Danish group may increasingly operate like other big drugmakers that routinely make acquisitions to boost growth as key medicines lose momentum.

"We will more and more have to do deals like any other company to make sure we have a broader platform to grow on," Jorgensen said.


Novo's already dominant position in diabetes probably means there are few interesting deal opportunities in that particular area but hemophilia and other blood products is a field of interest, along with obesity.

Novo already has one treatment for obesity, Saxenda, and Jorgensen sees an opportunity to broaden this with further acquisitions, bearing in mind that type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity.

Finding such adjacent businesses that will not see Novo stray too far from its core therapy areas is an important consideration, Jorgensen said.

"It is not my ambition to go out and do deals where we would not be bringing significant value in terms of disease understanding, commercial infrastructure or manufacturing. The more of those boxes you can tick the better."

reuters.com


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