Bill Ackman’s Boyish Visage To Be Preserved For Posterity

The Pershing Square Capital Management chief will never have to grow a beard to hide his frown lines if he can pull off his latest effort.

Activist investor William Ackman has made an unorthodox alliance with a serial acquirer of specialty drugs to try buying the maker of Botox.

Mr. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. seek to acquire the wrinkle treatment’s maker, Allergan Inc., according to a filing on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission….

Mr. Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP has built a 9.7% stake in Allergan since February, according to the SEC filing. Valued at about $4 billion, the stake represents his biggest investment ever, people familiar with the matter said….

The strange bedfellows came together after Mr. Ackman was introduced to Valeant by a Pershing Square employee who knows Valeant Chief Executive Michael Pearson. Mr. Ackman suggested he could help the Canadian company do a deal at some point.

Valeant and Mr. Ackman later signed an agreement in February to work together; Valeant told him it was interested in Allergan, of Irvine, Calif.

Ackman, Valeant Team Up to Pursue Takeover of Botox Maker Allergan [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by hate hate hate | April 22, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    through all the bullshit, this man gets paid. no denying that.

  2. Posted by Captain Oblivious | April 22, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    He'll be right on the 13D under Jocelyn Wildenstein. Nice job Billy Boy

  3. Posted by Quad | April 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    His brass pair is looking bigger and shinier than Tepper's right now

  4. Posted by Guest | April 22, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Shazar or Ackman?

  5. Posted by b. dee | April 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    dude needs to sell his stake to log a 10% gain on a $4 billion investment right now, yo

  6. Posted by JimmyCarter | April 24, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    he's not a daytrader