Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Acquisitions & Divestments

Name of CompanyTransaction costsBusiness sectorPress Release
Ormet Circuitsn.a.Performance Materialsfurther information
Qlight Nanotechn.a.Performance Materialsfurther information
Peer+n.a.Performance Materialsfurther information
Sigma-Aldrich€ 13.1 bnLife Sciencefurther information
AZ Electronics€ 1.9 bnPerformance Materialsfurther information
Biochrom AG€ 21.7 mLife Sciencepdf (260 kb)
CellASIC (USA)Life Sciencen/a
Amnis (USA)€ 77.1 mLife Sciencepdf (264 kb)
heipha Dr. Müller GmbH / Hycon branch of Biotest AG€ 85.9 mLife Sciencepdf (255 kb)
Beijing Skywing Technology (China)€ 14.5 mLife Sciencepdf (255 kb)
Millipore Corporation (US)€ 5.1 bnLife Sciencepdf (261 kb)
Taizhu (China)€ 26.3 mPerformance Materialspdf (257 kb)
Bio-Fyt Pharma (Belgium)€ 30.0 mHealthcarepdf (251 kb)
SeQuant€ 6.9 mLife Sciencepdf (251 kb)
Serono (Switzerland)€ 10.3 bnHealthcarepdf (340 kb)
Agribiotics Holdings (Canada)€21.9 mPerformance Materialsn/a
Survac (Denmark)€ 10.8 mHealthcaren/a
Prasfarma (Spain)€ 20 mdivested with Genericsn/a
OLED and polymer electronics activities from Avecia (UK) incl. Covion (Germany)€ 49.3 mPerformance Materialsn/a
NM Pharma (Scandinavia)€ 49,1 mdivested with Genericsn/a
Nature's Best, VMS mail order (UK)€ 22,8 mHealthcaren/a
Laboratoires Richelet (France)€ 9.3 mHealthcaren/a
Name of CompanyTransaction costsBusinessPress Release
Mobile Energy Business (Germany)n/aPerformance Materialspdf (254 kb)
"Crop BioScience Business (USA, Canada u. Argentina)"€ 208.2 mMerck Seronopdf (260 kb)
Théramex (Monaco u. Italien)€ 269.3 mMerck Seronopdf (302 kb)
Generics Division€ 4.9 bnn/apdf (340 kb)
ITO/CF Business (Taiwan)€ 29 mPerformance Materialsn/a
Electronic Chemicals Business€ 270 mPerformance Materialsn/a
Lab distribution VWR (US)$ 1.68 bnn/an/a
50% holding of Biomet-Merck$ 300 mPerformance Materialsn/a


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There are two different, unaffiliated companies that use the name MERCK. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates this website, uses the firm name “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,” in the United States and Canada, and also uses “EMD Serono” in biopharma, “MilliporeSigma” in life science and “EMD Performance Materials” in materials business. The other company, Merck & Co., Inc. holds the rights in the trademark MERCK in the United States and Canada. Merck & Co. is not affiliated with or related to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which owns the MERCK trademark in all other countries of the world.   To reflect such fact and to avoid any confusion, certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publications on this website have been substituted or modified, such as by referring to “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany” instead of “Merck” standing alone.  Publications on this webpage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical versions accessible outside the United States and Canada.
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