Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
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Interview with CEO Karl-Ludwig Kley and Sigma-Aldrich CEO Rakesh Sachdev

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in cash, valuing company at $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion)
  • Acquisition expands our life-science-tools division’s global reach, increasing the company’s presence in North America and adding exposure to fast-growing Asian markets
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, plans to maintain a significant presence in St. Louis, MO, and in Billerica, MA
  • Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to EPS pre and EBITDA margin

Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich

On this site we have compiled all information including relevant links regarding the announced acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich. Here, you will find the press release, the transaction presentation, a factsheet covering both companies and video messages from both CEOs of our company, Karl-Ludwig Kley, and Sigma-Aldrich, Rakesh Sachdev, as well as our CFO Marcus Kuhnert.


Marcus Kuhnert
Video interview of our CFO Marcus Kuhnert


Transaction presentation


Facts and figures about our company and Sigma-Aldrich


Media Call
A replay webcast of the presentation, which took place on Monday 22 September 2014, and a transcript is now available.


Investors Call
You will find a recording of the investor call and a transcript here.


Press Kit
The Zip file contains the press release, the transaction presentation and the factsheet


Publication of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
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.


Media Team
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Markus Talanow
Financial Communications / Performance Materials
Tel: +49 6151 72-7144
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