Analysis: Gilead an increasingly attractive takeover target

09/2/2008 | San Francisco Chronicle

Gilead Sciences remains an attractive takeover target for major drugmakers because of its promising pipeline and consistent revenue, primarily from HIV medicines Viread, Truvada and Atripla. However, a takeover of the biotech firm may prove difficult because Gilead's growth strategy has always focused on "building a very strong independent company," Chief Operating Officer John Milligan said.

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