from Breakingviews:

Fintech: bigger and dicier for insurers than banks

July 13, 2016

The insurance industry is ripe for technological disruption, but the results may be dicey. Some areas of banking services, notably payments, have been relentlessly targeted by start-up companies since the financial crisis. But nine in 10 insurance executives polled by consultant PwC reckon at least part of their business is at risk over the next five years – a greater proportion than in any other area of finance.

from Breakingviews:

J&J’s corpulence defense weighs heavy

June 2, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

From Allergan to Zoetis: new drug M&A perspectives

May 10, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Pfizer mulls actually having an M&A strategy

May 5, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Stupid names can’t hurt good companies

May 5, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Medical firms’ $18 bln merger lacks clear logic

May 3, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Abbott’s $25 bln buy inspires little investor hope

April 28, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Valeant plays chicken with death spiral

March 15, 2016

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from Financial Regulatory Forum:

Potential Supreme Court tie on Obamacare contraceptives could snarl health insurers

March 14, 2016

By Michael Blissenbach, Regulatory Intelligence

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 23 will hear arguments in a major Obamacare case over insurance and contraception, with a range of potential outcomes that became more complicated with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

from Breakingviews:

Alere board’s diligence brings 51 pct premium

February 1, 2016

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