Aspen Pharmacare acquire Merck & Co in Netherlands

Aspen Pharmacare to acquire Merck & Co in Netherlands

5:08 AM, 5th February 2013
Aspen Pharmacare to acquire Merck & Co in Netherlands

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, South Africa’s largest generic drugmaker, said it’s in talks on a possible acquisition of Dutch ingredient manufacturing capacity and product lines from US medicine producer Merck & Co. Aspen is in discussions with Merck’s European unit on the potential purchase of an ingredient-making operation “situated primarily” in the Netherlands and a related set of finished products, Aspen said in a statement. The drugmaker is acquiring product lines to expand in Australia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

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