MassDevice columnist Stephen Simpson on rumors that Valeant may be prepping a $9 billion bid for Bausch+Lomb
By Stephen Simpson
Never let it be said that Valeant (NYSE: VRX) management is shy about doing deals. With a roster of past deals including Biovail, Cephalon, OraPharma, and Medicis, Valeant claims that better than 80% of its deals have attained the 20% internal return target it uses to evaluate potential transactions. If rumors out Friday prove true, Valeant is about to bag its biggest target yet in what would be a particularly bold move.