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HgCapital Hires Jefferies to Find Mercury Buyer, Times Reports

May 06, 2012

HgCapital has hired Jefferies Group Inc. to look for buyers for its Mercury Pharma business in a deal that could be valued at more than 350 million pounds ($565 million), the Sunday Times reported, without saying how it obtained the information.

HgCapital acquired Mercury, previously known as Goldshield, in a 179 million pound management buyout in 2009, the newspaper said. HgCapital declined to comment, the Times reported.

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