Deals Rumor Mill: McKesson, Icahn, Safeway

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT) -- San Francisco drug distributor McKesson Corp. is ready to launch a $5.4 billion buyout bid for German rival Celesio AG, sources told Reuters Wednesday. Earlier this month, the wannabe buyer tied up negotiations with Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH, the holding company that owns a stake of more than 50 percent in McKesson. Celesio is one of Europe's three largest pharmaceutical wholesalers.

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