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Advanced Medical Optics frustration after Bausch & Lomb buy-out collapses

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Advanced Medical Optics has passed Bausch & Lomb into the hands of Warburg Pincus after withdrawing its $4.2bn hostile takeover bid for its eyecare rival. AMO were in the process of proving shareholder support for the takeover (see Clinica No 1267, p 12) but has subsequently broken off negotiations, citing "unrealistic hurdles that have been uniquely imposed" in a letter filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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