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Stockwatch. After Nycomed, next up?

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Executive Summary

As the first quarter 2011 earnings season dwindles to a close, the bigger draw this week was the announcement that Nycomed is to be acquired by Takeda for €9.6bn (scripintelligence.com, 19 May 2011). This is the second big ticket acquisition of a mid-sized specialty pharmaceutical company by a bigger acquirer in successive weeks. The first was Cephalon which is being acquired by Teva (scripintelligence.com, 6 May 2011).

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