Takeda to Acquire Nycomed

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited jointly announced that Takeda has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Nycomed in which Takeda will acquire the Zurich-headquartered company for 9.6 billion Euro on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The boards of directors of each company unanimously approved the transaction which is expected to be completed within 90 to 120 days, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda, subject to antitrust clearance. The purchase would exclude Nycomed’s U.S. dermatology business.
The sellers are comprised of a consortium of private equity funds led by Nordic Capital Funds V and VI (“Nordic Capital”), including DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (a Credit Suisse affiliate), Coller International Partners IV and V, and Avista Capital Partners.

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