Press release: FTC “Statement Regarding Termination of CooperCompanies’ Attempted Acquisition of Cook Medical’s Reproductive Health Business”

The Federal Trade Commission posted the following press release Tuesday:

“For Release

Statement Regarding Termination of CooperCompanies’ Attempted Acquisition of Cook Medical’s Reproductive Health Business

August 1, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission has learned that the Cooper Companies Inc. has terminated its $875 million acquisition of Cook Medical Holdings, LLC’s reproductive health business. In response, FTC Bureau of Competition Director Holly Vedova issued this statement:

“Following a full-phase investigation by FTC staff, CooperCompanies’ decision to abandon this proposed acquisition ensures that critical reproductive health markets remain competitive. The FTC is committed to protecting patients from higher costs and preserving the incentive to innovate. This deal termination protects competition and is a win for patients. I want to express my appreciation for the cooperation between FTC staff and competition agencies in Australia and the United Kingdom.”

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Contact Information

Media Contact

Victoria Graham

Office of Public Affairs

415-848-5121

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