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Takeda seeks takeover of Shire

Graham Watson

5th December 2018

This is a massive merger story - the largest in Japan - as Takeda gets shareholder approval for a £46bn takeover of pharmaceutical company, Shire. The new company will be one of the largest 10 in the UK. Shire was founded in the UK but their corporate HQ is now in Dublin where corporation tax rates are lower.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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