Mead Johnson - About the deal

About the deal

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc signed a merger agreement with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company under which Mead Johnson shareholders received $90 per share in cash. 

The acquisition takes RB into a global market leadership in consumer health. The addition of the Enfa family of brands, the world’s leading franchise in infant and children’s nutrition is a natural extension to RB’s consumer health portfolio of Powerbrands which are already trusted by millions of mothers, reinforcing the importance of health and hygiene for their families.

Mead Johnson’s geographic footprint significantly strengthens our position in developing markets, which account for approximately 40% of the combined group’s sales.

RB’s deep understanding of consumer needs and its expertise in scaling global brands deliver significant growth for the Mead Johnson portfolio.

The deal

A significant step forward in consumer health for RB in a structurally attractive category

$90 RB acquires Mead Johnson for $90 per share in cash

$16.6 billion valuing Mead Johnson's equity at $16.6bn

$17.9 billion total value of the transaction is $17.9bn including Mead Johnson's net debt

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