Buyer: Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Seller: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
Sector: Consumer Health
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Glenview, IL) has reached an agreement to be acquired by Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB), a consumer health and hygiene company. As a result of this transaction, Mead Johnson will become a new division of RB with its globally-recognized Enfamil and Nutramigen brands joining RB’s portfolio of leading consumer health brands. RB has agreed to pay $90 cash for each share of Mead Johnson common stock in a transaction valued at approximately $17.9 billion (including net debt). The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Mead Johnson board of directors. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including approval by shareholders of both Mead Johnson and RB and regulatory approvals, and is expected to occur during Q3 2017. Mead Johnson will continue to pay its normal quarterly dividend until closing.