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Teva buying Cephalon for $6.8B
Deal to give world's largest generic drug maker, based in Israel, a range of biotechnology drugs aimed at cancer and other conditions
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Cephalon Inc. for $6.8 billion in a deal that would give the world's largest generic drug developer a range of biotechnology drugs aimed at cancer and other conditions.

 

Israel-based Teva said Monday it agreed to pay $81.50 per share, a 5.8% premium to Cephalon's closing price on Friday.

 

The price is a 12% premium to an offer that another suitor, Valeant, made for Pennsylvania-based Cephalon in March. That offer was rejected.

 

The Teva and Cephalon boards have each approved their proposed deal.

 

The combined company would have a portfolio of branded drugs with $7 billion in annual sales and more than 30 potential products in late-stage development.

 

 

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