The deal between Takeda and Shire will make Takeda one of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
American semiconductor manufacturer, Broadcom, has offered to buy another US rival - Qualcomm - in the largest-ever tech buyout deal in history.
US-based aerospace and defense manufacturer Northrop Grumman last week announced plans for a multi-billion dollar acquisition of Orbital ATK.
Chinese automotive manufacturer Great Wall Motor Co. is reportedly looking to buy European auto-making conglomerate Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
German chemicals manufacturer BASF announced last week that it will acquire 3D printing company Innofil3D.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has this week announced its intention to acquire Irish aircraft leasing company Awas Aviation Capital.
US-based silicon chip manufacturer Intel is planning to buy Israeli autonomous car technology company Mobileye.
European defense and aerospace company, Airbus Group has this week announced that it has finalized the sale of its Defense Electronics subsidiary.
Family-owned HVAC manufacturer, Carver Group has announced the acquisition of Canadian-based Applied Comfort Solutions in a move aimed at strengthening its product portfolio and open routes to the US market.
Aircraft avionics producer Rockwell Collins has this week announced plans to acquire aviation interior fitter B/E Aerospace.