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P&G Adds Merck's Brands, Expands Consumer Health Categories, Footprint

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

P&G’s planned purchase of Merck KGaA’s consumer health care business will grow its personal health portfolio 50%, expand its OTC drug and supplement business abroad and open up new categories. CEO David Taylor framed the acquisition as another step in the firm's ongoing portfolio shakeup.

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