1. P&G to Buy German Merck’s Consumer Unit for $4.2 Billion

    P&G to Buy German Merck’s Consumer Unit for $4.2 Billion

    Bloomberg | Apr 19, 2018 Procter & Gamble Co. agreed to buy Merck KGaA’s consumer-health business for 3.4 billion euros (US$4.2 billion) to bolster growth, betting that vitamins and decongestants can hasten its comeback...

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