Takeda: Successfully integrating a $62bn M&A,
by Costa Saroukos, Global CFO
The members and friends of the Harvard Club of Japan are invited to a Webinar event jointly organized by HBS Club of Japan (HBSCOJ) and American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ).
Date/time: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, 18:00-19:00 PM JST via Zoom
Please register from here to join the webinar:
Successfully integrating a $62bn M&A
Takeda’s $62 billion acquisition of Shire in January 2019 was the largest foreign acquisition ever by a Japanese company and one of the largest pharmaceutical M&As in history.
The acquisition gave Takeda important global scale including a large expansion in the United States and boosted its long-term growth strategy by adding a large portfolio of global brands and expanding the company’s diverse R&D pipeline.
January 2023 marks four years since the close of the acquisition and in this event, Costa Saroukos, Takeda’s Chief Financial Officer, will talk about the integration and how Takeda management was able to introduce a swift and agile process to complete an ambitious divestiture program, reduce debt, and deliver synergies above target and one year ahead of schedule.