Japan's Takeda lands £46bn pharma takeover deal

09 May, 2018, 01:15 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Takeda Pharma offers $62 billion in takeover of Britain's Shire

Shire shares rose as much as 5.7 per cent early on Tuesday in London, while Takeda rose 4 per cent in Tokyo before the deal was announced.

The successful £46bn bid is the fifth offer put forward by Takeda, and follows a £43bn bid which was rejected by Shire in April. The companies expect the deal to close in the first half of next year. Once complete, the merged firm will leapfrog AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by sales. The agreement comes more than three years after U.S. drugmaker AbbVie scrapped its agreed takeover of the London-listed rare disease specialist, following a clampdown on tax inversion deals by the Obama administration. The company has secured $30.85 billion in bank financing to pay Shire shareholders the cash portion of the deal. This is good news for Shire shareholders - since a large proportion of the payment for the deal is in Takeda shares, the value they get depends on Takeda's share price. With Takeda's shareholders responding negatively, sending the company's stock price down 7%, the question then was whether the preliminary agreement would hold up. Last year Weber bought US cancer specialist Ariad Pharmaceuticals for $5 billion.

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Ashurst is advising Evercore Partners, JP Morgan and Nomura, the joint financial advisers to Takeda, with a team led by corporate partners Robert Ogilvy Watson and Tom Mercer alongside banking partner Tim Rennie.

Some analysts have suggested Takeda could sell off certain Shire businesses to make the deal more manageable but Weber said gastroenterology, neuroscience, oncology, rare diseases and blood products were all important areas to be retained. Most of its employees are in the United States.

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The combined company will be headquartered in Japan, with an expanded presence in the USA -where Shire and Takeda both maintain significant R&D operations that have grown in recent years-and "major" regional locations in Japan and the US, as well as in Singapore and Switzerland.

Weber argued Takeda would be able to maintain its investment grade credit rating with a target of achieving a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0 times or less in the medium term. A quarter of Shire's product revenues past year came from sales of its hemophilia medicines, which face competition from Roche's Hemlibra (emicizumab) now and potentially curative gene therapies in the future.

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