Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO), leader of the digital transformation of the Life Sciences industry for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data intelligence, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Medidata in an all-cash transaction at a price of $ 92.25 per share of Medidata, representing an enterprise value of $5.8 billion.
Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd is in talks with several companies to sell its wholly owned over-the-counter (OTC) drug unit, with the final price likely to reach around 100 billion yen ($900 million), Nikkei Business reported on Thursday.
A former U.S. bond trader turned medical marijuana evangelist sees cannabis cash starting to flow faster this year in Brazil, where imported CBD is the only legal game in town.
Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp will buy a drugmaking business from U.S.-based Biogen Inc for about $890 million to try to bolster its healthcare business as growth at its legacy photocopy operations stagnates.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s top shareholder Wellington Management said on Wednesday it does not support the U.S. drugmaker’s $74 billion deal to buy biotech Celgene Corp, imperiling what would be the largest pharmaceutical acquisition of all time.