New Brunswick, NJ - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has accepted the binding offer from The Carlyle Group, which was received and announced on January 16, 2014, to acquire its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business for approximately $4 Billion, subject to customary adjustments. This acceptance was made after consultation with the relevant works councils and trade unions. The transaction is expected to close toward the middle of the year, upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Johnson & Johnson will discuss any updates during its scheduled quarterly earnings call on April 15, 2014.
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About Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. delivers high-quality in vitro diagnostic products that give healthcare professionals around the world the knowledge they need to make better treatment decisions sooner. The company serves the global transfusion medicine community with donor screening and blood typing products to help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type and the right unit. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics also brings sophisticated information management, testing technologies and automation and interpretation tools to clinical laboratories worldwide to help them run more efficiently and improve patient care. For more information, visit www.orthoclinical.com
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