Osaka, Japan, November 24, 2020 — Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502 / NYSE: TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced a share exchange where Takeda will be the wholly-owning parent company and Nihon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Nihon Pharm”), Takeda’s consolidated subsidiary, will be the wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Share Exchange”) effective April 1, 2021. The two companies executed a share exchange agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) today.
Since the acquisition of Shire in 2019, Takeda’s Plasma-Derived Therapies (PDT) business has become one of the company’s fastest areas of growth. As a result, the role played in the Takeda Group by Nihon Pharm, whose core business focus is plasma-derived therapies, has become more important than ever. The decision to make Nihon Pharm a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda is based on Takeda’s values. It will strengthen collaboration across Takeda’s PDT business in the best interest of patients, and further develop the business in and outside of Japan.
Takeda intends to conduct the Share Exchange in the form of a simple share exchange that does not require the approval of a shareholders’ meeting pursuant to Article 796, paragraph (2) of the Companies Act. Since the Share Exchange is a simple share exchange through which a consolidated subsidiary will be made a wholly-owned subsidiary, this release is made in a simplified format.
- Purpose of Making Nihon Pharm a Wholly-owned Subsidiary Through the Share Exchange
Since the acquisition of Shire by Takeda in 2019, our PDT business has become one of the fastest areas of growth for Takeda. As a result, the role played in the Takeda Group by Nihon Pharm, whose core business focus is plasma-derived therapies, has become more important than ever. The decision to make Nihon Pharm a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda through the Share Exchange is based on Takeda’s values. It will make it possible to strengthen collaboration across Takeda’s PDT business in the best interest of patients, and further develop the business in and outside Japan in a more rapid and powerful way.
- Outline of the Share Exchange
(1)Share Exchange schedule
Date of the decision on and approval of the Share Exchange Agreement by the director delegated by the board of directors (Takeda)
November 24, 2020
Date of execution of the Share Exchange Agreement (both companies)
November 24, 2020
Date of an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting (Nihon Pharm) (scheduled)
February 10, 2021
Effective date of the Share Exchange (scheduled)
April 1, 2021
(Note) The above schedule may change upon agreement between the two companies if the change is necessary due to the progress of the Share Exchange procedures or for other reasons.
(2)Method of the Share Exchange
The Share Exchange is a share exchange where Takeda will be the wholly-owning parent company and Nihon Pharm will be the wholly-owned subsidiary. The Share Exchange will be conducted on April 1, 2021, as the effective date, (i) by Takeda through the procedures for a simple share exchange under Article 796, paragraph (2) of the Companies Act without obtaining approval by a resolution at Takeda’s shareholders’ meeting; and (ii) by Nihon Pharm after obtaining approval at its extraordinary shareholders’ meeting scheduled to be held on February 10, 2021.
(3)Details of allocation in the Share Exchange
Allocation ratio in the Share Exchange
Number of shares to be delivered through the Share Exchange
Takeda common stock: 1,462,212 shares (scheduled)
(Note 1)1.20 shares of Takeda common stock will be allocated and delivered for one share of Nihon Pharm. However, no shares will be allocated in the Share Exchange for shares of Nihon Pharm common stock held by Takeda (8,381,490 shares as of today).
The allocation ratio in the Share Exchange stated above (the “Share Exchange Ratio”) may be changed upon discussions between the companies if a material change occurs to any of the various conditions based on which the Share Exchange Ratio was calculated.
(Note 2)The number of shares of Takeda common stock to be newly issued by Takeda in the Share Exchange will be 1,462,212 (scheduled).
(Note 3)Treatment of shares constituting less than one unit
It is expected that some shareholders will hold shares constituting less than one unit (100 shares) of Takeda stock as a result of the Share Exchange. Shareholders who will hold shares constituting less than one unit of Takeda stock may use the following systems concerning Takeda stock.
(i)System to demand purchase of shares constituting less than one unit (sale of shares constituting less than one unit)
Under this system, shareholders who will hold shares constituting less than one unit of Takeda stock may demand that Takeda purchase, and thereby sell to Takeda, their shares constituting less than one unit pursuant to Article 192, paragraph (1) of the Companies Act.
(ii)System to further purchase shares constituting less than one unit (purchase shares required to constitute one unit)
Under this system, shareholders who will hold shares constituting less than one unit of Takeda stock may demand that Takeda sell, and thereby purchase from Takeda, the number of shares of Takeda common stock required, together with the number of shares constituting less than one unit they hold, to constitute one unit (100 shares) pursuant to Article 194, paragraph (1) of the Companies Act and the relevant provision of Takeda’s articles of incorporation.
(Note 4)Treatment of any fractional shares
For each current shareholder of Nihon Pharm who will be allocated and delivered a fraction less than one share of Takeda stock upon the Share Exchange, Takeda will, instead of delivering the fractional number of shares of Takeda common stock, deliver the amount of money (any fractional amount less than one yen shall be rounded up) calculated by multiplying the market value per share of Takeda common stock by the fractional number pursuant to Article 234 of the Companies Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please note that the “market value per share of Takeda common stock” refers to the closing price for regular transactions of Takeda common stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the trading day immediately preceding the effective date of the Share Exchange (if such closing price does not exist on that immediately preceding trading day, then the closing price on the immediately preceding trading day on which such closing price exists).
(4)Treatment of share options and bonds with share options in the Share Exchange
Not applicable because Nihon Pharm has not issued share options or bonds with share options.
- Basis for the Calculation in Relation to Allocation in the Share Exchange
(1)Basis and reasons for allocation details
Takeda and Nihon Pharm decided to individually ask a third-party valuation organization independent of both companies to calculate a share exchange ratio, with the aim of ensuring fairness and appropriateness in calculation of the Share Exchange Ratio used in the Share Exchange, which is stated in 2.(3) “Details of allocation in the Share Exchange” above. Takeda selected Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC (“Deloitte”) as its third-party valuation organization and Nihon Pharm selected EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd. (“EYSC”) as its third-party valuation organization.
Takeda and Nihon Pharm consulted and deliberated on the share exchange ratio, considering factors such as the financial status, asset status and future outlook of both companies and referring to the results of the calculation of the share exchange ratio received from third-party valuation organizations separately retained by both companies. After such consideration and deliberation, both companies concluded that the Share Exchange Ratio is appropriate for their shareholders and will not have adverse effects on shareholder interests and agreed to conduct the Share Exchange based on the Share Exchange Ratio.
Pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement, the Share Exchange Ratio may be changed upon discussions between the companies if a material change occurs to any of the various conditions that serve as the basis for the calculation.
(2)Matters regarding calculation
(i)Names of valuation organizations and their relationships with Takeda and Nihon Pharm.
Both Deloitte, which is Takeda’s third-party valuation organization, and EYSC, which is Nihon Pharm’s third-party valuation organization, are valuation organizations independent of Takeda and Nihon Pharm. Neither Deloitte nor EYSC is a related party of Takeda or Nihon Pharm, nor do they have any material interest in the Share Exchange that needs to be stated.
(ii)Overview of calculation
In performing its analysis, Deloitte analyzed the financial information of Takeda and Nihon Pharm, in addition to analyzing the terms and conditions of the Share Exchange. In calculating a share exchange ratio, with respect to Takeda shares, Deloitte performed a stock price analysis since Takeda shares are listed on a securities exchange and the market share price thereof is publicly available. With respect to Nihon Pharm shares, Deloitte performed a comparable companies analysis since there are multiple listed companies that are comparable to Nihon Pharm and Deloitte could estimate Nihon Pharm’s share value by comparing the comparable companies, as well as a discounted cash flow analysis (“DCF Analysis”) to reflect the status of future business activities of Nihon Pharm in its evaluation.
The results of the calculations of the range of the number of shares of Takeda common stock that will be allocated and delivered for one share of Nihon Pharm based on the respective analysis methods are indicated below.
Range of Share Exchange Ratio
Stock price analysis
Comparable companies analysis
In the stock price analysis, Deloitte set November 20, 2020 as the base date (the “Calculation Base Date”) and used the closing price on the Calculation Base Date and the simple average of the closing price for the past one-month, three-month and six-month periods prior to the Calculation Base Date.
In calculating a share exchange ratio, Deloitte relied on and assumed the accuracy and completeness of all public information and all financial information and other information that both companies provided to Deloitte or that Deloitte discussed with the companies and that formed a substantial basis of the analysis. Deloitte did not independently verify the accuracy or completeness of such information. Furthermore, Deloitte did not undertake an independent evaluation, appraisal or assessment of the assets or liabilities (including derivatives transactions, off-balance-sheet assets and liabilities or other contingent liabilities) of the companies or their respective affiliates. Moreover, Deloitte did not make any request to a third party for such evaluation, appraisal or assessment. Deloitte’s analysis of the share exchange ratio reflects information and economic conditions up to the Calculation Base Date, and with respect to the financial projections (including the future profit plan and other information) concerning Nihon Pharm, Deloitte assumed that such projections were reasonably reviewed or prepared by the management of Nihon Pharm based on the best and bona fide estimates and judgments currently available.
The future profit plan for Nihon Pharm that was the basis for the comparable companies analysis and DCF Analysis did not anticipate a significant increase or decrease in profit. Also, such future profit plan did not assume the implementation of the Share Exchange.
- Overview of the Parties to the Share Exchange
Wholly-owning parent company resulting from the Share Exchange
Wholly-owned subsidiary resulting from the Share Exchange
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Nihon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
1-1, Doshomachi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
8-1, Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Title and name of the representative person
Representative Director, President & CEO:
President & CEO:
Research, development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical drugs
Manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical drugs and quasi-pharmaceutical products
1,668,123 million yen
760 million yen
Date of foundation/incorporation
January 12, 1925
June 7, 1946
Number of outstanding shares
Common stock: 1,576,373,908 shares
Common stock: 9,600,000 shares
Fiscal year end
Major shareholders and their shareholding percentage
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
The Bank Of New York Mellon as Depositary Bank for Depositary Receipt Holders
Followed by 278 individual shareholders and 7 corporate shareholders
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account)
JP Morgan Chase Bank 385632
Nippon Life Insurance
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 5)
SSBTC Client Omnibus Account
JP Morgan Chase Bank 385151
State Street Bank West Client-Treaty 505234
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 7)
Financial condition and result of operations for the immediately preceding fiscal year
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Nihon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Fiscal year end
Equity attributable to owners of the parent company / Net assets
4,723,483 million yen
29,411 million yen
12,821,094 million yen
36,160 million yen
Equity attributable to owners of the parent company per share /Net assets per share
3,291,188 million yen
17,832 million yen
100,408 million yen
2,326 million yen
Profit (loss) before tax
(60,754) million yen
1,596 million yen
Net profit attributable to owners of the parent company / Net profit
44,241 million yen
1,228 million yen
Basic earnings per share / Net profit per share
- Status after the Share Exchange
The Share Exchange will not result in any change to the name, address, title and name of the representative person, business description, capital amount, or fiscal year end of Takeda, which will be the wholly-owning parent company.
- Measures to Avoid Conflicts of Interest
From the perspective of ensuring fairness of decision making and avoiding conflicts of interest in Nihon Pharm, Mr. Yasuhiro Fukutomi, an employee of Takeda who holds the position of President & CEO of Nihon Pharm, did not participate in any deliberations or resolutions regarding the Share Exchange at meetings of the board of directors of Nihon Pharm.
- Business Outlook
The financial impact of the Share Exchange on the consolidated earnings of Takeda is expected to be minimal. Should any impacts or other matters that require an announcement be identified, Takeda will announce such matters promptly.
(Reference) Forecast for the Full Year Consolidated Financials for Fiscal Year 2020 (announced on October 29, 2020) and the Full Year Consolidated Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2019
(millions of yen)
Net profit attributable
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Kazumi Kobayashi, +81 (0)3-3278-2095
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries.
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