Bayer to Acquire Partner, Algeta (Bloomberg)
German drug-maker Bayer AG is negotiating to buy out partner, Algeta SA. The Norway-based drug company currently shares control of its prostate cancer medicine with Germany‚??s Bayer. Under the proposed deal, Bayer would take full control of the drug, along with a pipeline of experimental radiation therapies. Bayer has offered 14.8 billion kroner (about $2.42 billion) for Algeta, a price which would value Algeta at a 27 percent premium to yesterday‚??s close. Looking ahead, it‚??s unclear what effect the acquisition will have on Bayer‚??s bottom line.