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J&J accepts Carlyle's $4.15B bid for diagnostics unit

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has accepted Carlyle's (CG) $4.15B binding offer for J&J's Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) business.

J&J accepted the proposal, which the private-equity firm made in January, after consultation with the relevant works councils and trade unions.

J&J expects the deal to close toward the middle of the year. (PR)

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  • hman487
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    Defining their true market area of emphasis while eliminating those areas which don't fit into their future image of JNJ........remodeling and renovation of a very large business entity into a scaled down super functioning business model to deal with the next twenty years of life science and pharma......
    31 Mar 2014, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • biochemist
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    Interesting move to sell off Ortho. I guess the margins were not great enough in selling diagnostic kits.
    31 Mar 2014, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • Eric Chemist
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    $4Billion to put towards acquisitions to help their pipeline.
    4 Apr 2014, 03:23 PM Reply Like
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