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Silence at Takeda and Nycomed, but a desire to expand

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Takeda and Nycomed have both refused to comment on the rumoured acquisition discussions. Japan's largest drug firm is said to be considering paying up to $14 billion for the Swiss pharma company, whose largest shareholder is Nordic Capital with around a 42% stake. However, advisors close to the companies have indicated that there is substance to the rumour.

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