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Baker Botts’ Antitrust Team Guides Merck Animal Health in Acquisition of Virbac’s U.S. Rights to SENTINEL Brand of Combination Parasiticides

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2020 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that its client, Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), has signed a definitive agreement with Virbac (NYSE Euronext:VIRP) under which Merck Animal Health would acquire for $400 million the U.S. rights to SENTINEL FLAVOR TABS and SENTINEL SPECTRUM Chews in the Companion Animal category.  The transaction is expected to close by mid-year 2020, subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions. Merck Animal Health’s press release can be found here.

The Baker Botts antitrust team was led by Antitrust Group Co-Chair  Stephen Weissman, partner Michael Perry, and associate Timothy Singer.

 

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