Merck Consumer Health Care
Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by around 40,000 employees in 64 countries. With the acquisition of Millipore in July 2010, a global leader in the life science tools market, pro forma revenues totaled around EUR 8.9 billion in 2009. Innovations made possible by entrepreneurial employees characterize the company’s success. Merck's operating activities are combined under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family indirectly holds an interest of approximately 70%. The remaining 30% is publicly traded.