Deals Rumor Mill: McKesson, Vodafone, Carlyle

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- California-based drug distributor McKesson Corp. is in late-stage talks to buy German rival Celesio AG for more than $5 billion plus assumed debt, sources told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. McKesson is tying up negotiations with major shareholders in Celesio, one of Europe's top three pharmaceutical wholesalers. McKesson could announce a deal before the end of the month, pending the outcome of its dealings with the Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH holding company.

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