October 18, 2018 / 7:07 AM / in a month

Takeda gets Japan's approval for $62 bln Shire purchase

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Thursday Japan’s Fair Trade Commission had approved its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc, bringing the Japanese firm closer to sealing a deal that will make it a global top 10 drugmaker.

The deal, which will be the largest overseas purchase by a Japanese company, has already received unconditional clearance from regulators in the United States, Brazil and China. (Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru)

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