Amgen, Actelion Ltd. Talk but No Offer Made

Bloomberg -- The chief executive officers of Actelion Ltd. and Amgen Inc. met last week to discuss Amgen’s interest in the Swiss biotechnology company, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Amgen Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sharer, who has been considering a takeover bid for Actelion, made no formal offer, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the discussions aren’t public. Actelion CEO Jean-Paul Clozel wants to keep the company independent, yet stay on good terms with a potential suitor, one of the people said.

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