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KLA Corp. (KLAC) has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citibank N.A. to repurchase $3.0 billion of the company's common stock. KLA will make payments in an aggregate amount of $3.0 billion to the Financial Institutions and will receive initial deliveries...

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion and recommended granting marketing authorization for Scemblix or asciminib for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia...

Zendesk, Inc. (ZEN) announced Friday it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by leading global investment firms Permira and Hellman & Friedman LLC in an all-cash transaction that values Zendesk at approximately $10.2 billion. In addition to Hellman & Friedman...

Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MIRM) presented data from clinical programs evaluating maralixibat in patients with Alagille syndrome. The company said these data further characterize LIVMARLI's clinical potential in pediatric patients including evaluation of its impact on long-term event-free survival....

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency adopted a positive opinion for investigational lenacapavir for the treatment of HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretroviral, in adults with multi-drug resistant HIV-1...

Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NTLA) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) announced additional positive interim data from an ongoing Phase 1 study of their lead investigational in vivo genome editing candidate, NTLA-2001, which is being developed as a single-dose treatment for transthyretin (ATTR)...

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN) on Friday said it received positive opinion from European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for conditional marketing authorization of its investigational gene therapy, valoctocogene roxaparvovec, for the treatment of adults with...

Merck (MRK) said the European Commission has approved KEYTRUDA as monotherapy for the adjuvant treatment of adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with stage IIB or IIC melanoma and who have undergone complete resection. Also, the EC approved expanding the indications for KEYTRUDA in advanced...

Biopharmaceutical company Amryt Pharma plc (AMYT) announced Friday that the company plans to submit a Formal Dispute Resolution Request (FDRR) for the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Oleogel-S10 (Filsuvez), for the treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of Dystrophic and Junctional Epidermolysis...

Georgia Power, the electric subsidiary of Southern Company (SO), said, over the next three years, the company expects to invest nearly $7 billion more in transmission and distribution improvements, including $2.2 billion in the on-going multi-year Grid Investment Plan. In connection with this, the company...

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. (TYT.L, TM) and Suzuki Motor Corp. (SZKMF.PK), who are in business partnership, announced Friday that they will start production of a new SUV model developed by Suzuki at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. or TKM from August. Maruti Suzuki India Limited and TKM...

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS) announced Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for AV7909 (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed, Adjuvanted). AV7909 is the company's new anthrax vaccine candidate evaluated for post-exposure prophylaxis...

Dutch immunology company argenx SE (ARGX) announced Friday that efgartigimod has received positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of adult patients with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis or gMG in Europe. Argenx...

Zurich Insurance Group (ZURVY) has agreed to sell its legacy traditional life insurance back book in Germany to Viridium Holding AG. The deal includes the transfer of $20 billion of net reserves, mainly related to annuity and endowment products underwritten more than five years ago. Zurich Insurance...

Banking major Barclays plc (BARC, BCS) announced Friday that Barclays Bank UK PLC has agreed to acquire UK specialist mortgage lender Kensington Mortgage Co. Ltd. Barclays Bank UK is acquiring the business from companies controlled by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors L.L.C....

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