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Novartis sells blood transfusion diagnostics unit to Grifols for $1.675 billion

10:26 AM, 12th November 2013

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: Novartis announced a definitive agreement to divest its blood transfusion diagnostics unit to Grifols for $1.675 billion. This transaction, requiring customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.

“The sale of the Novartis blood transfusion diagnostics unit enables us to focus more sharply on our strategic businesses while providing Grifols with a platform for global expansion. I am especially pleased that the agreement with Grifols provides our associates with an opportunity to join a company that will focus on growing this business aggressively,” said Joseph Jimenez, CEO, Novartis.

 

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