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Roche in hostile takeover of next-gen sequencing company Illumina worth $5.5bn; withdrawn

Executive Summary

Publicly traded Illumina Inc. (gene variation and function analysis) has received an unsolicited proposal to be acquired by Roche for $5.5bn, or $44.50 in cash per share, a 64% premium to the ten-day average prior to December 21, which is when rumors surfaced about a potential deal between the companies.
Deal Industry
  • Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
  • Services
  • Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
    • PCR & Amplification Tools
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Molecular Diagnostics & Genetic Testing
  • Biotechnology
    • Nanotechnology, Chips, etc.
    • Pharmacogenetics-Pharmacogenomics
    • Drug Discovery Tools
      • Genomics-Proteomics
Deal Status
  • Withdrawn
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Full Acquisition
    • Payment Includes Cash

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