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Reuters reveals Illumina, Grail deal faces full-scale EU antitrust probe; market reacts

Business & FinanceDealsHealth

Reuters exclusively reported that U.S. life sciences company Illumina Inc’s proposed buy of cancer test maker Grail Inc faces a lengthy EU antitrust investigation if it does not offer hefty concessions this week. Illumina announced the $8 billion cash-and-stock deal for Grail last September, under which it will buy out investors, including Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to regain control of a company it spun out five years ago.

Market Impact

Illumina shares trimmed gains and fell 1% after the Reuters report was published. The stock was down 4.7% the following day.

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