Readers last week were most drawn to 3M’s announcement regarding the divestment of much of its drug delivery business (3M to Divest Substantially All of Its Drug Delivery Business to Altaris Capital Partners): “3M recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of its drug delivery business to an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners, LLC. Subject to closing and other adjustments, 3M will receive approximately $650 million in total consideration, including cash, an interest-bearing security, and a 17% non-controlling interest in the new company.

“According to 3M, the business is a global leader in drug delivery that partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using inhalation, transdermal, microneedle, and conventional drug delivery technologies. 3M will retain its transdermal drug delivery components business. The business that is being divested has annual global sales of approximately $380 million.

“‘The drug delivery business is a leading provider of transdermal and inhalation delivery technologies,’ said Michael Roman, 3M chairman and CEO. ‘This transaction will allow us to focus more resources on our core health care business as well as retain a share in the value of the drug delivery business as it grows over the coming years.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for December 29 - January 4

  1. 3M to Divest Substantially All of Its Drug Delivery Business to Altaris Capital Partners
  2. Ashland Announces Business Realignment
  3. Industrial Caulk and Seal Announces Staff and Location Changes
  4. Lone Star Funds to Acquire BASF’s Construction Chemicals Business
  5. DuPont to Showcase E-Mobility Solutions with a Full-Size Battery Module Prototype at CES

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