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Takeda Dissident Shareholders Look to Domestic Institutions to Try to Block Shire Deal

The group of Takeda minority shareholders known as Thinking about Takeda’s Bright Future (TTBF) is focusing all its efforts on talking to domestic institutions such as life insurance companies into voting against the acquisition of Shire featured

Strong Demand Likely for Shire/Takeda Divestiture of SHP647

On October 26 Takeda announced it had proposed a remedy to the European Commission of selling Shire’s SHP647, a pipeline compound for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, which will potentially compete with Takeda’s marketedfeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS Opening the October 18 public hearing before the New York Department of Financial Services on the Aetna/CVS merger, DFS Superintendent Maria Vullo noted that her agency has approval authority over only one Aetna subsidiary, but then went on to elaborate how DFS touches various Aetna and CVS businesses in New York, particularly through license … Read Morefeatured

Takeda to Meet with EC this Week on Shire Review

Takeda expects to hear from the European Commission by the end of the week regarding potential concerns the commission might have with Takeda’s acquisition of Shire, a source close to the situation told CTFN.featured

Five Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS On the sidelines of the Connecticut Insurance Department Form A hearing regarding CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, CVS general counsel Tom Moriarty told CTFN the parties are making good progress with the pending antitrust review with the Department of Justice, and “are almost there.” SHPG/4502:JP Chances that the group of Takeda minority … Read Morefeatured

High Likelihood Takeda Shareholders Back Shire Merger

Chances that the group of Takeda minority shareholders opposing the Japanese drug maker’s planned acquisition of rival Shire will succeed in blocking the deal appear to be low, local sources told CTFN.featured

Updated: EC Filing for Shire/Takeda Merger Made Today

Updated at 12:25pm While CTFN originally expected Takeda to miss the end of September deadline for its EC filing by a few days, Takeda today filed with the EC its merger with Shire with a provisional deadline of November 6, 2018.featured

Takeda Mulls Post-Merger Divestment of Shires Unprofitable Businesses

Japanese drugmaker Takeda is considering selling some of Shire’s divisions once it finalizes its takeover of the Irish peer.featured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

The Federal Communications Commission has conundrums it must confront before it is ready to issue an order on the national television reach cap and begin examining other radiofeatured

Takeda Dissident Shareholders Raise Concerns over Shire Pipeline

A group of minority shareholders of Japanese drug company Takeda will carry out a review of Shire’s R&D pipeline to prove that even the most promising business areas wouldfeatured

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