Healthy business? PMI completes its takeover of Vectura and Fertin Pharma

Philip Morris International (PMI) has concluded its controversial £1.1bn takeover of UK health firm Vectura, becoming its majority shareholder, along with that of the Danish oral-products manufacturer Fertin Pharma.

Confirming the completion of the deal today, Vectura, which develops and manufactures inhalers, said that the offer from the Big Tobacco company £1.65 per share – now becomes “unconditional in all respects”, meaning the remaining stakeholders cannot prevent it.

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