Roche Won’t Revisit Illumina Purchase Offer, Chief Tells Sonntag

Roche Holding AG (ROG) will not make a new purchase offer for Illumina Inc. (ILMN), Der Sonntag reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Severin Schwan.

Roche is focusing mostly on small and medium-sized acquisitions, Schwan told the newspaper. He also said he wouldn’t rule out acquisitions the size of Illumina if opportunities arise, the newspaper said.

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