AstraZeneca set to acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals in $39 billion deal

The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.

AstraZeneca Plc will acquire U.S. based Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a $39 billion deal, the company said in a statement on Saturday.

Alexion shareholders will receive $60 in cash and 2.1243 AstraZeneca American Depositary Shares per Alexion share, the company said.

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