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AZ's Alexion Acquisition Looks Astute Bit Of Business

Offers $39bn For Rare Disease Drug Pioneer

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Some analysts are suggesting that AstraZeneca is getting hold of a "scarce and high-quality asset" in Alexion for a very reasonable price and shareholders could demand more than the $175 per share offer on the table.

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Antitrust authorities in the UK have followed their counterparts in the EU, Japan and the US to approve the AstraZeneca and Alexion link-up, the biggest pharma M&A deal of 2020.

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