Competition authority interferes with Takeda's deal with Danish Orifarm

Following 'thorough investigations' the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved that Orifarm can take over a range of drugs and factories from Japanese Takeda. However, in return, the firm has to divest several products and rights.

Orifarm CEO Erik Sandberg | Photo: Orifarm / PR

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority could not approve the whole of Danish supplier company Orifarm's billion-kroner deal with Japanese medical company from last year.

On Wednesday, however, the competition authority has allowed that Orifarm may take over the rights to a list of drugs, dietary supplements, herbal medicines and two factories from Takeda – on the condition that Orifarm in return divests a list of products and rights, according to competition authority chairman Christian Schultz in a Wednesday press announcement.

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