What's Next On Gilead's Shopping List
With much of its cash held ex-US, Gilead is unlikely to undertake another large acquisition soon, even if there are logical reasons to bolster its NASH pipeline or try to acquire partner Galapagos. Firm is likely to follow Kite buyout with targeted cancer deals.
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