Astellas snags a gene therapy upstart with $3B buyout bid — inspiring forecasts of more M&A ahead
Astellas has moved in to buy a biotech upstart with a new approach to developing a gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Japanese pharma player has struck a deal to acquire Audentes $BOLD for about $3 billion, or $60 a share — a 110% premium over the $28.61 close on Monday. And Astellas is signaling its plans to add more gene therapy deals around Audentes, which it is plugging into its global research organization.
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