P&G acquires Merck KGaA Consumer Health business

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Procter & Gamble has announced its acquisition of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt’s Consumer Health business, with Uta Kemmerich-Keil joining P&G from Merck as head of P&G Personal Healthcare International.

Tom Finn, President, P&G Global Personal Health Care, said: “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new era for P&G Personal Health Care, as we now move forward to realize the great potential of our combined businesses. In bringing Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Consumer Health into P&G, we have created a new health care organization that is well-positioned to enable consumers to live longer, healthier and more vibrant lives as well as drive further sales and profit growth for P&G. We are pleased to welcome the strong leadership of Uta Kemmerich-Keil into the P&G family, along with the thousands of talented people of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Consumer Health who are transferring to P&G.”

“P&G acquires Merck KGaA Consumer Health business. “

Belén Garijo, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, and CEO Healthcare, said: “P&G’s global scale and strategic interest in the health and well-being of consumers provide an excellent basis for growth and expansion, and we wish our colleagues all the best for the future. This transaction marks a further step in our company’s strategic focus on science and technology.”

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