Sun said, in a SEC filing, it has extended the tender offer closing date from Jan 9 to Jan 30. It also said that it has informed the Supreme Court that its negotiations to reach a settlement have been unsuccessful. It is now awaiting the court’s decision in the matter. The dispute concerns the price at which Sun will acquire Taro’s shares from promoters and minority shareholders. Initially, Sun had offered $7.75 a share, which it then hiked to $9.50 a share, but Taro responded first with an offer to conduct a shareholder referendum to decide the price. Continue Reading →
Sun Pharmaceuticals has sent a letter to the stock exchange, rejecting the offer put forth by Taro proposing $15 a share in the tender offer. In a letter, in what has now become routine, Sun Pharmaceuticals rejects the referendum proposal. It also addresses Taro’s latest offer of taking the merger price up to $15 a share.
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Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has rejected Sun Pharmaceutical’s revised offer price (disclosed yesterday by Sun Pharma) as too low. It has said that Sun Pharma rejected its offer of a face to face meeting, made on December 30, and instead chose to go public with the offers, which were to be confidential. Apparently, Sun Pharma refused to meet unless Taro made a counter offer first.