Headlines Merck Expands Animal Health Division with $2.4B Acquisition It’s buying Antelliq. Published 2 years ago on December 17, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet KENILWORTH, NJ, and VITRÉ, FRANCE — Merck plans to acquire Antelliq, a company focused on digital animal identification, traceability and monitoring solutions, in a $2.4 billion deal. Antelliq’s solutions help veterinarians, farmers and pet owners gather data to improve management, health and well-being of livestock and pets. The company will be a wholly owned and separately operated subsidiary within the Merck Animal Health Division. “Merck Animal Health is a leader in the animal health business and has delivered consistent above-market growth driven by a broad portfolio of innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and other value-added technologies and services,” said Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer, Merck. “Antelliq’s people and products complement this portfolio by adding market-leading digital products, extending the range of solutions we can provide our customers and further driving the growth of our business. This acquisition is well aligned with our strategy to generate long-term growth and sustainable value for our customers and shareholders.” Stefan Weiskopf, CEO of Antelliq, added: “Merck has a strong and growing animal health business, and we are delighted that our superior offering of technology, products and services, as well as our global relationships, together with Merck, will bring additional value to our customers. With more than 60 years of experience, we are constantly re-imagining animal care to improve the quality of life for animals and for the people who care for them.” Rick DeLuca, president of Merck Animal Health, stated: “The animal health industry is rapidly evolving with revolutionary digital solutions to manage the health and well-being of livestock and companion animals. Animal identification, animal monitoring and smart data management are critical components of this transformative technology. This acquisition represents yet another way that we will ensure our place as a leader in animal health, with a substantial and sustainable position, including the most innovative, technological solutions to serve our customers.” Merck is buying Antelliq from funds advised by BC Partners. The deal is subject to clearance by antitrust and competition law authorities and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Advertisement Antelliq was previously known as Allflex Group. Related Topics:Latest News TopMerck Animal Health click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Zesty Paws Names CFO EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer West Paw Announces 2021 ‘Make it Montana’ Winners Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Hot Sellers2 days ago Dogs Go Crazy for Polkadog Bakery’s Atlantic Silverside, Plus More Hot Sellers Press Releases2 days ago Zesty Paws Names CFO True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Trace's Store School3 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales6 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery2 days ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Photo Gallery6 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery5 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns5 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?