Shares in Irish orphan and ADHD drug maker Shire Plc (NASDAQ: SHPG ) shot up today on the news that AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ) , faced with the oncoming patent loss for Humira and looking to lower its tax rate, made public a rejected $46.5 billion bid today. This was the third bid for Shire from AbbVie, and reportedly management is considering a fourth.
So, why does AbbVie want Shire? In the video below, health care analysts Michael Douglass and David Williamson discuss the proposed deal and what Shire has to offer AbbVie.
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