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This Bidding War Was a Bidding Skirmish

By Dave Williamson - Apr 9, 2013 at 3:16PM

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The bidding war for Obagi Medical Products is over, and everyone's a winner.

Though many excited traders had hoped to see the bidding war continue between Valeant Pharmaceuticals (BHC -2.17%) and Merz over Obagi Medical Products (NASDAQ: OMPI) and a subsequent run-up in the stock price of the smaller dermatological products maker, Merz has now walked away from the table, leaving the highly acquisitive Valeant the victor. In this video, Motley Fool health care analyst David Williamson gives us some background on these companies and tells us how Valeant plans to profit from the deal, and describes for investors why this is a win both for Obagi and for Valeant.

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