United Drug may make attractive takeover target

The company is diversifying outside its core areas, writes Business Correspondent Samantha McCaughren.

12th April, 2008

The company is diversifying outside its core areas, writes Business Correspondent Samantha McCaughren.

Acquisitions are central to United Drugs’ strategy, with the company doing two more deals in Britain last week. The company is increasingly looking for opportunities to diversify outside its core distribution business, with many in the sector taking the view that this division may itself catch the eye of the buyer.

The distribution business has shown improving returns over the past...

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