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Abbott unit to be acquired by J&J for about $4.33B

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Sep 19, 2016

Johnson & Johnson will pay about $4.33 billion to acquire Abbott Laboratories' eye surgery equipment unit under an all-cash deal that is expected to be completed by April 2017. Abbott Medical Optics, a maker of contact lenses and equipment for cataract and LASIK vision-correction surgeries, will complement J&J's eye-care business, as well as support the unit's diversification in the surgical suite and sales expansion in emerging markets, said Ashley McEvoy, company group chairman at J&J Vision Care. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (09/16) Bloomberg (09/16)


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