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Merck Offers $7.2 Billion For Millipore

Merck to pay $107 per share, which includes assumption of Millipore’s debt.

Merck is looking to buy Millipore in a $7.2 billion deal, which includes debt, Reuters reports. The German drugmaker has offered to pay $107 per share, which includes the assumption of Millipore’s debt.

Merck will fund the acquisition with bridge loans before refinancing, through a bond issue. Millipore, a U.S. biotech tool maker, had $1.65 billion in revenue until Dec. 31, 2009.

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