Pfizer Sells Diagnostics Unit To Pair of Investment Firms

Pfizer will sell Pharmacia’s diagnostics business to a pair of private-equity investment firms for $575 million, the company said this week.

Pfizer, the biggest drug maker in the world, said it agreed to sell the unit to Triton, an independent European private equity firm, and PPM Ventures, the private equity division of UK-based Prudential.

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