By Joshua Kirby
Nestle SA said Tuesday that it has bought a number of shares in Aimmune Therapeutics Inc., taking its holding in the pharmaceutical company to 84%.
The Swiss food-and-beverage conglomerate said its wholly-owned subsidiary SPN MergerSub had purchased around 43.4 million shares via a tender offer at a price of $34.50 per share. Added to the shares already owned by Nestle and its subsidiaries, it represents around 84% of the outstanding shares in Aimmune Therapeutics, the company said.
SPN MergerSub will be merged with Aimmune Therapeutics, which will continue as the surviving corporation, Nestle said.
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