The Aventis-Sanofi Merger: Role of French Government?


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Case Code : BSTR116 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 500;
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Themes

Mergers Acquisition and Takeovers
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 1998-2004
Organization : Aventis SA and Sanofi SA.
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : France
Industry : Pharmaceutical

Abstract:

The case gives a detailed account of the events that led to the merger of two of France's leading pharmaceutical companies, Aventis and Sanofi, to form the third largest pharma company in the world.

It examines the efforts made by Aventis to prevent a hostile takeover attempt by Sanofi.

The case also details the role played by the French government to prevent a possible merger between Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, Novartis and Aventis.

Issues:

Merger & Acquisition, Hostile Takeover, Takeover Defense Strategies

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The Acquisition Bid 3
The Takeover Battle 5
Enters French Government 7
Exhibits 10

Keywords:

Aventis SA, Sanofi-Synthelabo SA, Novartis AG, French Pharma Industry, Politics and Business Environment, Merger & Acquisition, Hostile Takeover, Takeover Defense Strategies, French Takeover Regulations, Trends in European Pharma Industry, White Knight

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