Shire up for sale - Morgan County Citizen
A leading global pharmaceutical company, Shire, is on the cusp of an historic acquisition by a Japan-based company, Takeda Pharmaceutical, for an unprecedented $62 billion dollars. Shire, an Ireland-based company with branches in more than 100 countries, bought out Baxalta International in early 2016 for $32 billion, taking over the $1.2 billion biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant with an adjacent $14 million Georgia BioScience training center located in Stanton Springs Technology Park, an industrial site governed by the four-county Joint Development Authority (JDA). Should Shire shareholders approve the sale, control of the ... Read More