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Bayer buying Merck consumer care unit for $14.2B

  • A deal between the two had been tipped last last week.
  • Merck's (MRK) consumer care business includes well-known brands like Claritin, Afrin, and Coppertone. "The combination of Merck Consumer Care's complementary portfolio of products and geographic reach with Bayer's will create a global consumer care business better positioned to serve consumers around the world," says Bayer (BAYZF, BAYRY) Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers.
  • Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier: "By unlocking value in Merck Consumer Care, we’re able to further our goal of being the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company through targeted investments that strengthen our product portfolio and enhance our pipeline.”
  • Source: Press Release
Comments (2)
  • permanent
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    A hefty price for a small unit but on the other Hand strong brand names and high profitability.
    6 May, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • Jie50
    , contributor
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    Why mrk down after the news?
    6 May, 11:35 PM Reply Like
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