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  • b_zerkley b_zerkley Jun 17, 1999 12:08 PM Flag

    Takeover 4

    Here's my read on who might like B-D:
    1)
    Tyco...Medical division. Could add to earnings immediately,
    which is a stated goal. They could slash $250-400M of
    costs out and get extra leverage w/ purchasing in the
    hospital market. Score 9.0 (out of 10).
    2) J&J. Would
    like to add B-D's clout in diabetes with their $1B
    Lifescan division. The diagnostics would be a fit also.
    Syringes is a push. Cost savings could even be greater
    given location. Score 8.5
    3)Roche / BMD. Ditto to
    J&J accross the board. Score 8.5
    4)Abbott. Ditto
    again, although Abbott has a syringe deal with Sherwood,
    and could value diagnostics lower Score 7.5-8.0
    5)
    Cardinal Health (DARK HORSE). Good fit with their long
    term care, disease mgt, pharmacy, and Allegiance
    hospital and laboratory supply divisions. They have been
    putting out big bucks recently. Score 7.0 but could go
    up.

    Net net...B-D could be in play and at these prices
    it's a very tempting morsel.

 
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