Mergers and Acquisitions

Amcor completes Alcan acquisition

Amcor completes Alcan acquisition

By Rory Harrington

Global packaging giant Amcor today announced that its acquisition of Alcan Packaging had been completed as it spelled out what the move would mean for suppliers and customers.

Novartis to acquire Alcon

Novartis to acquire Alcon

By Nick Taylor

Novartis intends to acquire the remaining 75 per cent of Alcon for $39.3bn (€27.3bn), adding to the shares it bought in April 2008 and giving the big pharma control of the ophthalmic specialist.

Millipore buys Indian JV

Millipore buys Indian JV

By Nick Taylor

Millipore has acquired the remaining 60 per cent of its Indian joint venture (JV) to drive growth in the country which it views, along with the other BRICS nations, as a critical part of its strategy.