Irish firm Shire is to be bought by Japan's Takeda as the two sides finally agree the deal's terms.Read more
Shire (pharmaceutical company)
London shares have closed slightly ahead, as British drugmaker the Shire soared after Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said it was considering a possible offer for the firm.
The FTSE 100 ended up 44.6 points of 0.64% to 7,044.74.
The FTSE 250 was slightly lower, down 32.5 points or 0.17% to 19,356.59.