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How Pfizer needs to balance stock, cash to pull of AstraZeneca gambit
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Pulling off the AZ gambit
Monday, May 5, 2014
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) still has room to maneuver if it is really
intent on using its bid for AstraZeneca plc (LSE:AZN; NYSE:AZN) to
relocate in the more tax-friendly U.K.
The trick is to provide enough
cash to win over AZ's shareholders, while also using enough stock to
re-domicile in the U.K. Pfizer has missed the mark twice thus far, but still
has room to sweeten the cash component.
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