*Celesio, McKesson both say able to succeed alone. FRANKFURT, Jan 14- Shares in German drug distributor Celesio dropped 5.4 percent on Tuesday after the failure of an $8.4- billion bid from McKesson Corp but talk of a new offer from the U.S. wholesaler limited the decline.
*McKesson: Not clear if Celesio will be part of strategy. FRANKFURT, Jan 14- Shares in German drugs distributor Celesio dropped 5 percent on Tuesday after suitor McKesson failed to garner enough shares for its takeover bid to succeed.
*McKesson says fails to get 75 pct threshold. FRANKFURT, Jan 13- U.S. drugs wholesaler group McKesson said on Monday it had failed to win enough support for a $8.4 billion offer to buy German distributor Celesio, leaving it empty-handed in a sector where cross-border consolidation is accelerating.
FRANKFURT, Jan 13- U.S. drugs wholesaler group McKesson said on Monday that it has failed to win enough support for its $8.4 billion offer to acquire German drugs distributor Celesio.
*McKesson makes 23 eur/ shr public tender offer for Celesio. FRANKFURT, Oct 24- McKesson agreed to buy German peer Celesio on Thursday for $8.3 billion, including debt, forging a global market leader in drugs distribution to boost its purchasing power with pharma majors.