Takeda’s Shire offer straps rocket to sterling M&A funding

Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda has bumped up its debt and equity offer for Shire to £46bn, leading to potentially the largest sterling M&A financing of the year.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 25 Apr 2018

Irish drugs firm Shire has said it is considering the offer, which comes a week after the company rejected a £44.2bn bid from Takeda.

Takeda has increased the cash element and slightly reduced the equity part of its offer. The company is now offering £27.26 in ...

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