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Argument for $89

Genzyme itemizes why it's worth $89 a share, not $69 bid by sanofi-aventis

October 25, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

Genzyme Corp. management declined to say it in so many words, but Friday's investor presentation was a two-hour argument for why the company is worth $89 a share rather than the $69 being bid by sanofi-aventis Group.

Chairman, President and CEO Henri Termeer laid the groundwork for the argument, which is mainly that sanofi-aventis is basing its bid on numbers that are now outdated, given both the almost-completed resolution of Genzyme's manufacturing issues and the potential for Campath alemtuzumab in multiple sclerosis (MS)...