My guess is that they will try to merge with Aventis. I can't see the French wanting to merge with a US based company...and no US based company would tolerate the inefficiency of a large French operation.
The merger with Aventis has been around for the last 12 months or so. What's interesting is Aventis currently has a hiring freeze. Hmmm, makes you wonder. I did hear than BMS and Aventis is also a possibility. As stated by journymn, the French and the French unions are a challenge. This could be interesting...how about a 3-way merger?!
Where have you been? This has always been the practice at Sanofi. Reduce payout and change managment. THey couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper sack as far a marketing goes. OOPs may I say what marketing!!!!!!!
something is going down. They have reduced their payouts in bouns to their reps by huge amounts. They have announced changes at the top. And just screwed their Arixtra reps. They have given them very little help in staying in the company. It does seem like it is time to go.