Country Life publisher Future to buy GoCompare for £594m

The comparison website GoCompare has agreed to a £594m takeover offer from Future, Britain’s biggest magazines publisher. The cash-and-shares deal to buy GoCompare, known for its adverts featuring the fictional opera singer Gio Compario, means another huge windfall for GoCompare’s non-executive chairman, Sir Peter Wood. Wood, GoCompare’s largest shareholder, holds a 29.65% stake in the […]

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Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges related to US opioid crisis

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drugmaker’s role in the US opioid crisis. During a court hearing conducted remotely on Tuesday before US district judge Madeline Cox Arleo in New Jersey, Purdue pleaded […]

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