Germany & Austria Approve Merck’s Acquisition Of Acceleron

Merck has received antitrust clearance from the competition authorities in Germany and Austria to tender an offer for the acquisition of clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm Acceleron Pharma.

The latest move follows a definitive agreement signed by the company for the acquisition last month.

Related: Merck To Buy Acceleron For US$11.5B

Merck, through its subsidiary, commenced a cash tender offer to acquire Acceleron’s all outstanding shares, for US$180 per share, as announced on October 12 of this year.

Merck stated, “As previously announced on 29 October 2021, the tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on 18 November 2021, unless further extended in accordance with the merger agreement and the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC.”

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