Takeda Cambridge Ltd.
Division of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
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With the acquisition of Nycomed, Takeda’s long-standing strategy for becoming a world-class pharma has come into focus. The company spent much of the past decade building up its pipeline, globalizing R&D and importing Western staff, assets, platforms and processes. It also began a hectic period of M&A unparalleled among Japanese companies, culminating in 2011 with its acquisition of Nycomed. Now its focus will need to shift from big acquisitions and organizational makeover to execution.
Biotechs in recent years are more likely to fetch a higher acquisition price – practically the only way for investors to exit these days – if the company has previously signed a major alliance. But the partners aren't necessarily the ones buying.
Takeda Pharmaceutical's drug business started out manufacturing and selling bismuth-the basic ingredient in Pepto-Bismol--in 1895. A century later, it's still chained to the stomach-settling game with Prevacid, a $1.4 billion drug whose patent will expire in 2009, taking with it a huge percentage of Takeda's earnings. That's one big reason why Japan's largest and most international pharmaceutical company is on a US-focused dealmaking tear. Since February, Takeda has inked three major licensing partnerships and completed the largest acquisition in its history in a desperate attempt to shore up a thin pipeline.
The dealmaking column is a survey of recent transactions, including strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, and financings, in the life sciences industries. Deals are listed by the following industry sectors: in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research/analytical instrumentation and reagents. All transactions are excerpted from Windhover's Strategic Transactions database, providing comprehensive transaction coverage from 1991 to the present.
- Therapeutic Areas
- Paradigm Therapeutics Ltd.
- Western Europe
- Parent & Subsidiaries
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
- Senior Management
Alastair Riddell, CEO
Jim Sutcliffe, Mgr., Fin.
Ian Gray, Head, Research
- Contact Info
Takeda Cambridge Ltd.
Phone: (44) 1223 477910
418 Cambridge Science Pk.
Cambridge, CB4 0PA