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Merck KGaA steps up investment in biosimilar activities
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says its biopharmaceutical division is well on track with implementing the group’s Fit for 2018 transformation and growth program. At an analysts' and investor day at Darmstadt on Friday at its Merck Serono biopharma...

Bayer appoints Rothschild as advisor on MaterialScience listing
Bayer has appointed the Rothschild investment bank to advise on its plans to separate and list Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to media reports. BMS is expected to be worth about €10 billion ($12.8...

Merck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sigma-Aldrich for $140/share in cash. The agreed price represents a 37%...

Bayer to float Bayer MaterialScience on the stock exchange as an independent company
Bayer today announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates unit, and float it on the stock exchange as an independent company within the next 12-18 months. The move was decided by the Bayer managing board on 2...

Merck KGaA appoints deputy CEO and head/pharma
Belén Garijo, currently CEO of Merck Serono, will take on responsibility for the whole pharma business. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that its board of partners has promoted Stefan Oschmann to deputy CEO and vice chairman of the executive board...

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