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Sun Pharma receives US FTC clearance for Ranbaxy acquisition

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Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy are working closely towards completion of the transaction

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Ranbaxy Laboratories today announced that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its review of the proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy by Sun Pharma and has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).

The early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the essential conditions to the closing of the Ranbaxy acquisition.

Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy also announced that the FTC accepted a proposed consent agreement pursuant to which, Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy have agreed to divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic minocycline tablets and capsules to an external third party.

Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy are working closely towards completion of the transaction and will comply with the conditions laid down in the FTC consent agreement within the specified time.

EP News Bureau Mumbai

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