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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities by Donald DePamphilis

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Chapter 12

Structuring the Deal

Tax and Accounting Considerations

In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

—Thomas Jefferson

Inside M&A: continued consolidation in the generic pharmaceuticals industry

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of generic drugs, completed its takeover of Ivax Corp for $7.4 billion in early 2006 to become the world's largest manufacturer of generic drugs. For Teva, based in Israel, and Ivax, headquartered in Miami, the merger eliminated a large competitor and created a distribution chain that spans 50 countries.

To broaden the appeal of the proposed merger, Teva offered Ivax shareholders the option to receive for each of their shares either 0.8471 ...

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