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With Nycomed, Takeda Satifies Both Strategic And Financial Objectives

Executive Summary

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.'s $13.7 billion purchase of privately held Nycomed International Management is undoubtedly pricey, at over three times the Swiss group's 2010 revenues. But because it satisfies a number of strategic and financial imperatives, the deal - Takeda's largest ever - may be worth the cost.

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