M&A wrap: Blackstone, Takeda, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Luminar, Peter Thiel, Gores Metropoulos, Kohlberg

Blackstone buys Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Japanese consumer healthcare business. Strategic buyers including J&J, Sanofi and AstraZeneca are snatching up pharmaceutical targets as well. Peter Thiel-backed Luminar merges with SPAC to go public.