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22 September 2014
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,  to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science sectors, and Sigma-Aldrich today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,  will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion), establishing one of the leading players in the $130 billion global life science industry.

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