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Sobi co-founder thinks acquisition is likely after USD 8bn bid

Today’s takeover bid for Sobi is likely to end in deal that will create rapid growth, assesses co-founder, former CEO and previous chairman Bo Jesper Hansen.

Bo Jesper Hansen, co-founder of Sobi | Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/STF/Thomas Lekfeldt

Everything indicates that a bid of over USD 8bn (DKK 50bn) for Swedish Sobi from the American private equity firm Advent and Singapore's state private equity fund, GIC, through the joint company Agnafit Bidco, will end in an acquisition.

This is the assessment of Bo Jesper Hansen, a Danish biotech specialist who founded the company 30 years ago, and has previously acted as both CEO and chairman of the board.

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