Takeda/Shire Deal to Spark Pharma M&A Boom?
With the USD 62 billion deal from Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to buy Irish firm Shire finally agreed after…
Shire Plc is a Jersey-registered, Irish-headquartered global specialty biopharmaceutical company. Originating in the United Kingdom with an operational base in the United States, its brands and products include Vyvanse, Lialda, and Adderall XR. Shire has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Shire has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.
Shire is a global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. The company’s products are available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.
The original corporate headquarters was located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Main offices are located in Dublin, Ireland, the United States in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois and in Zug, Switzerland. In addition, Shire owns a manufacturing site in Lexington, Massachusetts and building a new manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ireland. It announced in November 2013 that it would be further reducing its presence in the UK.