Issue Date: March 19, 2007
VWR International Explores Its Options
VWR International, the West Chester, Pa.-based laboratory supply company, has retained Goldman Sachs and Banc of America Securities to help explore strategic options. An investment fund managed by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice purchased VWR from Merck KGaA in 2004 for $1.65 billion. VWR, which does business in North America and Europe, has annual sales in excess of $3 billion.
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