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Merck Animal Health to Acquire U.S. Rights to SENTINEL® Brand of Combination Parasiticides for Companion Animals

May 13, 2020

New York, Palo Alto, and San Diego – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., on its acquisition of the U.S. rights to SENTINEL® FLAVOR TABS® and SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® Chews from Virbac for $400 million.

The transaction further solidifies Merck Animal Health’s position in the U.S. Companion Animal Health category, pairing the SENTINEL branded products with Merck Animal Health’s BRAVECTO® product line for comprehensive, continuous parasite protection.

The closing of the transaction is subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close by mid-year 2020.

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