Pfizer and AstraZenica

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Old May 12, 2014, 3:08pm   #1
 
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Pfizer and AstraZenica

Let's hope this smash and grab deal is rejected. It just looks like another asset stripping exercise by a big US company on one of Britains best. If it is anything like the Cadbury deal then politicians and shareholders MUST try and learn the same old lesson. Don't believe all the sweet talking bull**** trotted out by highly paid PR bull**** merchants. They promised jobs were safe in the Cadbury deal and a week after the dirty deal was done they announced closure of the Bristol factory and lost jobs.

The pharma industry has a 15 year lead up time so Pfizer could do the dirty in 5 years time after stripping the top scientists and forward plans etc.

The Socialists have got it right this time ( wonders never cease ). The Cons should refuse the offers from the Pfizer pirates. Astra is an excellent company and is currently at about optimum size. It doesn't need Pfizer or it's borrowed cheap money from the usual sharks.
What's the betting they pocket loads of sweetners behind the scenes - the ratbags.
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Pat494 started this thread If UK politicians had any pride in this country and it's people they would have limited these smash and grab raids by limiting foreign investment to 49% of UK companies.

Shameful or what

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If UK politicians had any pride in this country and it's people they would have limited these smash and grab raids by limiting foreign investment to 49% of UK companies.

Shameful or what

Is that you walking away with that big bag full of dollars?

It's a leg pull. I am patriotic enough to not want AstraZeneca to go to foreign interests but I am not a shareholder. They must see some advantage to it, or the majority would not accept it.
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Pat494 started this thread Like the take-over of Man Utd. Borrowed cheap money which finances the dirty deal.
I wouldn't be surprised if Cameron, assuming he gives in, didn't retire on a comfy deal like Blair. Perhaps financed by Pfizer - oops what a surprise. Ambassidor to er well Nigeria maybe or Africa perhaps ?

Can't trust the money grubbers when it's lolly time.
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Is that you walking away with that big bag full of dollars?

It's a leg pull. I am patriotic enough to not want AstraZeneca to go to foreign interests but I am not a shareholder. They must see some advantage to it, or the majority would not accept it.
The so called shareholders are mainly faceless bureaucrats working for investment banks, pension funds etc. They have no loyalty to Britain just a big payoff to themselves.

Are you pulling for Britain as you relax on the Costa Lotta, El Splitto ?
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[QUOTE=Pat494;2328962]The so called shareholders are mainly faceless bureaucrats working for investment banks, pension funds etc. They have no loyalty to Britain just a big payoff to themselves.

Are you pulling for Britain as you relax on the Costa Lotta, El Splitto ?[/QUOTE

I have a foot in two countries. I'll, always, be a Brit but Spain has been been good to me and made me welcome.
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That'll be the Astra Zeneca that was put together through myriad foreign M&A deals? Were you against Vodafone buying Mannesmann all those years ago to create one of the biggest British companies? It works both ways.

Do you really want us to turn into France? There's a reason 700,000 Frenchies live in London...
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That'll be the Astra Zeneca that was put together through myriad foreign M&A deals? Were you against Vodafone buying Mannesmann all those years ago to create one of the biggest British companies? It works both ways.

Do you really want us to turn into France? There's a reason 700,000 Frenchies live in London...
British companies can take over as many foreigners as they like. That's different.
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