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Abbott buys CFR Pharma

Abbott Labs (ABT) doubles its Latin American presence with its purchase of Chilean generic drug firm CFR Pharma for $2.9B cash plus assumption of $430M in debt.

The acquisition will add $900M to Abbott's top line in 2015 and double-digit sales growth over the next few years.

CFR markets over 1,000 products. It employs 7,000 people and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina.

The Latin American pharmaceutical market is valued at $73B and is forecasted to grow to $124B in four years.

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  • vman
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    How-deeeeee partner (bio-med companies) wanting to get into S.America... good open door.
    16 May 2014, 08:05 AM Reply Like
  • Minutemen
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    Nice aquisition for ABT.
    16 May 2014, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • 1GreatCFA
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    Comments (1264) | Send Message
    This is our most "global" company. Easy to see why. Love the Lab.
    16 May 2014, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • Andre LaPlume
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    Comments (493) | Send Message
    Hate the Drake.
    16 May 2014, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • Alex2322
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    Love it!!!
    16 May 2014, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • Willow Street Investments
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    This is what a good pharma can do rather than PFE's tax games and lack of imagination and disregard for shareholders.
    16 May 2014, 10:48 AM Reply Like
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