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Takeda Acquires Ariad In $5.2bn Deal – US Infrastructure A Key Component?

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Takeda will pay $5.2bn to buy Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the developer of one marketed cancer therapy, Iclusig – but the latter firm's US location and operations could be other important draws for the Japanese big pharma, which has previously announced plans to overhaul its own R&D activities.

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