Another update to my what's missing from AbbVie's £27 billion takeover bid for Shire story?
The mystery surrounding Lazard's role in the Shire/AbbVie deal continues.
I have now firmly established from very well-placed sources that Lazard was appointed as a financial adviser to Shire last year (as Ben Marlow reported in The Sunday Times last August).
However, I also understand that Lazard is now no longer advising Shire. My sources don't know why the corporate finance firm suddenly vanished from the FTSE 100 company's advisory team, which has got bigger in the last few days with the appointment of Goldman Sachs...
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