Walgreen Pays $6.7 Billion For Alliance Boots Stake

LONDON (Reuters) - Drug retailer Walgreen Co is buying a 45 percent stake in European health and beauty group Alliance Boots for $6.7 billion in cash and stock, creating the world's biggest buyer of prescription drugs.

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    Walgreen is set to close its transaction to acquire the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH on December 31st. The company ... a strong competitive position and a clean balance sheet that pays an attractive dividend should trade at a higher earnings ...
    12/31/2014 - 12:16 am | View Link
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    08/5/2014 - 10:06 am | View Link
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  • Walgreens
    The combined company is known as the Walgreens Boots Alliance and ... for $4.38 billion total. July 28, 2016, Walgreens ... Walgreens to pay $16.57 ...
    05/15/2018 - 10:38 pm | View Website
  • Walgreen Shies Away From Moving Its Tax Base to Britain ...
    The deal announced on Wednesday will see Walgreen pay 3.13 billion pounds, or about $5.27 billion, in cash and about 144.3 million shares of Walgreen to acquire the 55 percent of Alliance Boots it does not own from its other shareholders, which include the private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Mr. Pessina.
    08/6/2014 - 2:23 am | View Website
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    Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, said it plans to pay about $15.3 billion for the part of Alliance Boots it doesn’t already own, and won’t use the deal to move its tax address abroad. The shares dropped the most in almost seven years. Walgreen, which will remain based in Deerfield ...
    08/5/2014 - 3:39 pm | View Website
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