3 Stocks in Takeover Talks – Week of 7/23

Takeover deals can be a signal of positive market sentiment, indicating that the acquiring company is confident in its growth prospects and is willing to invest in expanding its market share. Such deals often lead to an increase in stock prices as they indicate potential value creation and synergies for the acquiring company. Takeover deals may provide an opportunity for investors to capitalize on market inefficiencies and earn profits through arbitrage strategies, such as buying the target company’s stock at a discount to the offer price and profiting from the price convergence upon deal completion.

Here are three takeover targets for the week –

Pasithea Therapeutics Corp. – SYM: KTTA
Recent Price: $0.59
Takeover Action: Lucy Scientific Discovery (LSDI), a licensed producer of compounds for medicinal products announced that it sent a proposal to Pasithea Therapeutics (KTTA), a biotechnology firm focused on innovative medical solutions, to acquire each share of its common stock.
Description: Pasithea Therapeutics Corp., a biotechnology company, engages in research and discovery of treatments for Central Nervous System disorders, RASopathies, and other diseases. It operates through two segments, Therapeutics and Clinics.


Avantax, Inc. – SYM: AVTA
Recent Price: $25.89
Takeover Action: According to Bloomberg, Avantax (AVTA), a provider of wealth-management software and services, is exploring options including a potential sale.
Description: Avantax, Inc. provides wealth management solutions to consumers, small business owners, tax professionals, financial professionals, and certified public accounting firms in the United States. The company offers an integrated platform of technical, practice, compliance, operations, sales, and product support tools that enable to offer tax-advantaged planning, investing, and wealth management services. It also provides financial planning and advisory services, and retirement plan solutions. The company was formerly known as Blucora, Inc. and changed its name to Avantax, Inc. in January 2023. Avantax, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


MoonLake Immunotherapeutics – SYM: MLTX
Recent Price: $56.26
Takeover Action: According to Reuters, MoonLake Immunotherapeutics (MLTX) a developer of an antibody-derived treatment for inflammatory skin conditions, is exploring a sale.
Description: MoonLake Immunotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing therapies. It is developing Sonelokimab, a novel investigational Nanobody for the treatment of inflammation diseases. The company is involved in conducting Phase II trials for hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or axial spondyloarthritis. MoonLake Immunotherapeutics was incorporated in 2021 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

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