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Today Illumina; tomorrow the world? Where the acquisition might really take Roche

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Executive Summary

Hoffmann-La Roche wants to acquire the San Diego-based gene sequencing and array diagnostic company leader Illumina and the fact that it is willing to engage in a hostile takeover of the company and start the bidding in that process at a 64% premium to Illumina's most recent stock price indicated that the Swiss giant is really serious.



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