Advent in exclusive negotiations on Zentiva

17 April 2018 - Deborah Wilkes

Private-equity firm Advent International has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Sanofi's European generics business Zentiva.

Sanofi said the proposed deal would see Advent pay EUR1.92 billion (USD2.38 billion) for Zentiva. The French pharmaceutical company said Advent's offer was "firm, binding and fully financed".

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018.

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