Astellas Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Audentes Therapeutics

TOKYO & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., ?Astellas?) and Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD, Chairman and CEO: Matthew R. Patterson, ?Audentes?), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Astellas to acquire Audentes at a price of US$60.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately US$3 billion. ?Recent scientific and technological advances in genetic medicine

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