Cross-Border Acquisitions by Takeda

Cross-Border Acquisitions by Takeda

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Abstract

When Yasuchika Hasegawa took over as president of Takeda in 2003, the Japanese pharmaceutical company was experiencing sluggish domestic growth and facing a drop in revenue as lucrative patents expired. A fluent English speaker who had spent more than a decade working for the company in Germany and the US, Hasegawa was the first non-member of the Takeda family to run the business.

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