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Slide #61. AmerisourceBergen — Minority Interest in Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacuticos S.A.
Minority Interest in Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacuticos S.A.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacuticos S.A. (Profarma), a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in Brazil. In addition, AmerisourceBergen and Profarma will establish a joint venture for specialty distribution and services. The Company expects to invest a total of approximately $100 million, and the transaction is expected to close in the June quarter of 2014. AmerisourceBergen does not expect the transaction to have a meaningful impact to its adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations for fiscal 2014.
AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company. Co.'s Pharmaceutical Distribution Services reportable segment provides pharmaceutical distribution and additional services to physicians who focus on a variety of disease states, especially oncology, and to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics. Additionally, this segment provides data analytics, outcomes research, and additional services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. This segment also provides pharmacy management, staffing and additional consulting services, and supply management software to a variety of retail and institutional healthcare providers.
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