Merck to Acquire Millipore in $7.2 Billion Deal
Ropes & Gray is representing Millipore Corporation in its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition by Merck KGaA, the global pharmaceutical company based in Germany. Millipore is a Massachusetts-based company that provides cutting-edge technologies, tools and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The two companies announced on February 28 that they have entered into a definitive agreement.
The Ropes & Gray team included corporate partner Craig Marcus
, securities litigation partner John Donovan
and employee benefits partner Jon Zorn