P&G Purchases Health Care Business

April 20, 2018

Procter & Gamble Co., parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional, has acquired the consumer health division of The Merck Group for US$4.2 billion.

P&G’s purchase bolsters the company’s existing portfolio of consumer health care products and expands its geographical footprint in Europe. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be final by June 2019.

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