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Ablynx rejects Novo's $2.8B acquisition proposal

January 12, 2018 6:24 PM UTC

Ablynx N.V. (Euronext:ABLX; NASDAQ:ABLX) made public news that its board rejected two unsolicited acquisition proposals from Novo Nordisk A/S (CSE:NOVOB; NYSE:NVO). Ablynx said in a statement the latest proposal "fundamentally undervalues" the company.

On Dec. 22, Novo proposed to acquire Ablynx for €30.50 per share, including a contingent value right (CVR) worth up to €2.50 per share. The price values Ablynx at €2.3 billion ($2.8 billion) based on 74.7 million outstanding shares. The first proposal, made on Dec. 7, was for €26.75 per share...