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Merck To Buy Inspire For $430M

Merck & Company will purchase eye treatment maker, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, for $430 million.

Merck & Company will purchase eye treatment maker, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, for $430 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. Private-equity company, Warburg Pincus, which owns about 28% of Inspire’s outstanding shares, will tender all of its shares to the offer.

The deal has received approval from the boards of both the companies. Merck will buy all remaining Inspire shares through a second-step merger after the tender offer closes.

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