Henry Schein in the Acquisition of scil animal care company

January 19, 2015

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Henry Schein, Inc. in the acquisition of scil animal care company GmbH, a distributor of animal health laboratory and imaging diagnostic products and services to veterinarians. The transaction was announced on January 19. It is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

Henry Schein, headquartered in Melville, N.Y., is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein has more than 17,000 employees in 28 countries and serves more than 800,000 customers.

scil animal care company, headquartered in Viernheim, Germany, has subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain and a distribution presence in 25 additional countries. The acquisition of scil animal care company will expand the list of countries where Henry Schein serves veterinary customers.