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Pfizer snaps up Ana­cor Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals. The pur­chase will give Pfizer con­trol of crisabo­role, an ex­per­i­men­tal treat­ment for eczema, a skin con­di­tion that af­fects as many as 25 mil­lion Amer­i­cans. If ap­proved by the U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the drug could reach an­nual sales of $2 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to Pfizer. Palo Alto-based Ana­cor also holds the rights to Kery­din, a treat­ment for toe­nail fun­gus.


China’s Midea pur­sues a Ger­man ro­bot maker. The ap­pli­ance man­u­fac­turer’s bid for con­trol of Kuka val­ues the Augs­burg­based com­pany at more than $5 bil­lion.


Range Re­sources ac­quires Me­mo­rial Re­source Devel­op­ment. The all-stock deal gives the oil and gas pro­ducer prop­er­ties in Louisiana and a bet­ter foothold in the U.S. gas-export mar­ket.


Fin­land’s Konecranes takes a piece of Terex. Aban­don­ing plans for a full merger, the crane maker agreed to buy a lift­inggear busi­ness from West­port, Conn.-based Terex.


Ikea slims its real es­tate port­fo­lio. The Swedish fur­ni­ture re­tailer plans to sell 27 of the 52 re­tail parks that sur­round some of its Euro­pean stores.


Dig­i­tal Realty Trust in­vests in Euro­pean data cen­ters. The owner of tech­nol­ogy-re­lated real es­tate will ac­quire eight data cen­ters lo­cated in Lon­don, Am­s­ter­dam, and Frank­furt.


El­do­rado Gold ex­its China. The Van­cou­ver-based com­pany will spin off its Chi­nese gold-pro­duc­tion as­sets and use the pro­ceeds to fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing mines in Europe.


A firearm record. The 1886 Winch­ester ri­fle that once be­longed to the U.S. Army cap­tain cred­ited with cap­tur­ing the Apache leader Geron­imo was sold at auc­tion.

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