AP HC vacates status quo order on Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy merger – Positive in short to medium term for Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy The Andhra Pradesh High Court Saturday vacated the status quo order it had issued earlier on the merger process between Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy. A petition in this regard was filed by two investors requesting the High Court to restrain the BSE and the NSE from giving any clearance to the scheme of amalgamation or merger between Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy.
The petitioners alleged that there was heavy trading of Ranbaxy stock before the merger with Sun Pharma was announced on April 6. They requested the court to direct market regulator Sebi to investigate the insider trading of Ranbaxy shares and take appropriate action against Sun Pharma and Silver Street Developers. The court had earlier issued interim orders to maintain status quo with regard to the merger.
Sun Pharma had on April 6 announced that it would fully acquire Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction with a total equity value of USD 3.2 billion, along with debt of USD 800 million, taking the overall deal value to USD 4 billion. We believe this development to be positive for Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy
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