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Mitsui & Co. to Acquire the Pharmaceutical and Chemicals Business of Japanese Firm

6:30 AM MDT | April 26, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui & Co. has agreed to acquire the pharmaceutical and chemicals business of Mercian Corp. (Tokyo) for an undisclosed amount. Mercian split off its pharmaceutical and chemicals business, and a special-purpose company, MBS (Tokyo) was established on April 11, 2011 as a vehicle for the transaction, and MBS will be transferred to Mitsui & Co. The transaction is expected to be completed on July 1, 2011. The business manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharma intermediates, industrial chemicals, agchems, solvents and food additives. It...

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