Buy Valeant And Allergan For 2017

VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS (VRX) | January 4, 2017

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Mike Pearson, Valeant's ex-CEO bet heavily on buying companies, raising drug prices, and cutting R&D. In 2014 Valeant tried to buy Allergan and promised to cut 90% of Allergan's R&D spending on a move that would have proven to be detrimental to the pharmaceutical industry. At the last minute they decided to let Actavis buy the company which promised to provide a large amount of resources for Allergan's R&D programs. In a change of mind in 2015 Valeant decided to acquire Salix while promising to develop most of their drugs and to continue investing in their R&D programs. Wanting to prevent other competitors from entering the bidding process, Valeant decided to get financing for the transaction rather than a combination of stock and cash like it's popular in the pharmaceutical industry thus significantly increasing Valeant's leverage. To make things worse even after Valeant's shares rose another 30% after the acquisition and they never did a secondary offering to pay off some of the debt after having secured the acquisition of Salix.

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