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Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 billion

January 9, 2017 1:16 PM
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Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 billion

Candy and pet food maker Mars Inc said it would buy VCA Inc (WOOF.O), which runs hospitals for animals, for $7.7 billion.

Mars, the maker of Whiskas and Pedigree pet products, will pay $93 per share, a premium of 31.4 percent to VCA's Friday closing price.

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