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26 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 May 2014

As the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer makes a multi-billion pound bid for its UK rival AstraZeneca, Business Scotland looks at the world of mergers and acquisitions. They're on the rise - and this one is proving controversial.
David Henderson asks whether the government should get involved in deciding whether the deal should go ahead.
He hears what's behind the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions and finds out that Scottish companies have not escaped the feeding frenzy.


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