Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA Receives U.S. Antitrust OK

The acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (St. Louis) by Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has received U.S. antitrust clearance, which satisfies another condition to closing the transaction.

Sigma-Aldrich shareholders already approved the acquisition at a special meeting held in St. Louis on Dec. 5, 2014. Both companies continue to expect the transaction will close in mid-2015.


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