Takeda CEO Christophe Weber finally closes on his $62B deal to buy Shire — now he has to convince shareholders and slash jobs
Takeda CEO Christophe Weber has finally closed his $62 billion deal to buy out Shire. Now comes an even harder part.
The two companies announced the pact overnight, with Shire’s board accepting Weber’s offer of £49 a share, which values the company at £46 billion. Now he’ll have to sell it to shareholders — which is not a given after Takeda saw its market cap plunge more than 20% during the talks.
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