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Short deal supply, lure of emerging markets justify Paras-type premiums

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Executive Summary

Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of India's Paras Pharmaceuticals for Rs32.6 billion (£460 million), valued at about eight times sales, reiterates what seems to be a growing mantra for large multinationals fighting off sluggish growth in the West - bag the best available in emerging markets, even if it's at a significant premium.



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