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Astra buys out Merck's share of joint venture Astra Merck

Executive Summary

Astra AB will gain full ownership of the 50/50 joint venture formed in 1994, Astra Merck Inc., between it and Merck & Co., in a deal which analysts predict may be worth a net present value of $7-10bn, depending on sales of the JV's products.
Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Full Acquisition
    • Includes Earnout
    • Payment Includes Cash

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