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Industry Pharmaceutical industry
Founded 1974
Founders Merckle family
Headquarters Ulm, Germany
Key people
Adolf Merckle, founder
Oliver Windholz, CEO
Products Pharmaceuticals and generic medication.
Revenue Increase 1.8 billion (2007)
Number of employees
5,417 (2007)
Website Ratiopharm.com

Ratiopharm is a German pharmaceutical company that is Europe's leading generics brand.

Ratiopharm was owned by Adolf Merckle and makes generic pharmaceuticals. They are based in Ulm, Germany, and products being distributed[clarification needed] in over 35 countries worldwide.

On March 18, 2010, Teva announced that it planned to acquire Ratiopharm for US$5 billion.[1][2] On August 10, 2010, Teva announced that it had completed its acquisition of Ratiopharm.[3]

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  1. ^ NATASHA SINGER (March 18, 2010). "Teva to Acquire Top German Generics Maker for $5 Billion". The New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Teva to Acquire Generics Firm The Wall Street Journal March 19, 2010
  3. ^ "Teva Completes Acquisition of Ratiopharm". August 10, 2010. Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 

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