Sun Pharma shares fall over talks to buy Sweden's Meda

Last Updated: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:15

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Sun Pharmaceutical’s share prices fell as much as 2.23 percent on Monday amidst reports that it is in talks to buy Sweden's Meda AB for over $5 billion.

Sun shares were down 2.23 percent at 11:50 a.m at the Bombay Stock exchange.

Sun shares lost ground on worries that a potential acquisition would reduce Sun Pharma's cash position and increase debt.

Sun Pharma has reported a 23.32 percent increase in consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter.

Mumbai-based Sun is India's most valuable drugmaker, with a market capitalisation of some USD 20 billion, and has made several acquisitions in recent years.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:15

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