the Deal estimated to be worth 10.2 billion swiss francs (nearly 100 billion).
Nestlé Skin Health, which is the Lausanne-based focus in the acquisition formally named, has an annual turnover of 2.8 billion swiss francs and more than 5,000 employees in 40 countries.
IN the EQT consortium also includes PSP Investments, a large canadian pension fund managers.
According to Nestlé, the deal may be completed during the second half of this year, if the necessary authorities gave the go-ahead then.
the Announcement from Nestlé confirms earlier medieuppgifter from Reuters and the Financial Times that EQT and Nestle negotiated a possible deal.
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