Deals Rumor Mill: Roche, Invensys, Rio Tinto

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT) -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has tapped Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as an adviser after speculation began to swirl that rival Roche Holding AG is plotting a takeover, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Roche last week preliminarily approached Alexion, whose blood disease medication clocks in among the most expensive treatments in the world, but the Connecticut-based company rebuffed the interest. But Alexion wants Goldman on its side if Roche ups its bid or shifts its focus to a hostile pursuit. Alexion, whose shares surged on the news, has a...
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