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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd..’s $64 billion bid for London-listed rare-disease specialist Shire PLC bolsters its credentials as Japan’s most outward-facing drugs firm, a mold-breaking image that has been more than a decade in the making. (3-0)
TOKYO (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s (4502.T) $64 billion bid for London-listed rare disease specialist Shire Plc (SHP.L) bolsters its credentials as Japan’s most outward facing drugs firm, a mould-breaking image that has been more than a decade in the making. (3-0)
OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) today announced that the first acceptance period of its previously announced tender offer (the “Bid”) in cash for all outstanding ordinary shares (“Ordinary Shares”), warrants (“Warrants”) and American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) of TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels and NASDAQ: TIG) (“TiGenix”) that are not yet owned by Takeda and its affiliates, at an acquisition price of EUR 1.
Takeda Pharmaceutical has come back with an improved bid for Shire for $64 billion, making it the fifth round of talks. Shire is willing to recommend to the board to accept the offer with an extended deal deadline of May 8. (5-0)
Takeda Pharmaceutical has come back to the bargaining table with a juicier bid for Shire. Yesterday, Takeda’s $60 billion-plus bid for Shire took an odd turn late yesterday when Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan was reported to be in talks with Shire as well. However, by the end of the day, Allergan had stated that it “does not intend to make an offer for Shire.” (5-0)