FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Activist investor AOC has called for Stada’s (STAGn.DE) management and supervisory boards to run a non-biased, transparent sales process for the German generic drugs maker.
Stada on Thursday received a binding 3.6 billion euro (3 billion pounds) takeover offer from buyout firm Advent, which set a Monday deadline for management to respond.
The company should make sure not to accept the first, but only the highest offer, the company’s largest investor with more than 5 percent of the shares said in a statement on Friday.
It should invite both financial and strategic investors to conduct due diligence of Stada and provide a timeline for the process, AOC added.
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Reporting by Arno Schuetze; Editing by Maria Sheahan