HBW Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By



This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Firms receive second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission regarding Tyco's proposed acquisition of respiratory products maker Mallinckrodt for about $4.2 bil., announced June 28 (1"The Gray Sheet" July 3, 2000, p. 7). According to Tyco, the request relates specifically to the firms' respective sales of endotracheal tubes, and revenues from that product line amount to "less than $20 mil." The request raises the possibility that the FTC may require Tyco to divest the business before approving the overall deal. The firms still hope to close the deal by September

You may also be interested in...

Mallinckrodt Nellcor Puritan Bennett Line Breathes New Air Into Tyco

Tyco International's decision to account for its $4.2 bil. stock acquisition of Mallinckrodt as a purchase rather than a pooling-of-interests transaction, gives the company the flexibility to divest Mallinckrodt's imaging drugs and bulk pharmaceuticals businesses and concentrate on the fast-growing respiratory products division.

Quick Listen: Scrip’s Five Must-Know Things

Join us for an audio catch-up on the latest key developments in the global biopharma industry, as reported by Scrip's global team, in this mini podcast version of Five Must-Know Things.

Prop 65 Warnings Intended For Small Spaces But Used On Luggage? California Proposes Limits

California proposes limiting short-form Prop 65 warnings to products with 5 inches or less of labeling space, while prohibiting their use in online and catalog warnings. The number of products with the warnings, used even on vacuum cleaners, luggage and guitars, has made tracking them impossible.




Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts