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Stockwatch: A Brief History Of Asset Swaps

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Even with the proposed acquisition of Allergan Plc by Pfizer Inc., 2015 was not so much the year of life science M&A or even the bursting of the biotech bubble but the rise in the asset-swapping imperative. The jury is almost certainly still out for this development amongst big pharmaceutical companies so unlike the pharmaceutical mega-merger there is at least one reason why we may continue to see asset swap transactions in 2016.

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