Cases & Deals

Bayer acquires consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck for $14.2 billion

Client(s) Bayer AG

Jones Day advised Bayer AG on the antitrust aspects of its $14.2 billion acquisition of the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc. Merck's over-the-counter products include many in the cold, allergy, sinus & flu, dermatology (including sun care), foot health, and gastrointestinal categories, and leading brands such as Claritin™, Coppertone™, and Dr. Scholl’s™. The transaction closed on October 1, 2014, following receipt of required antitrust approvals.