J&J’s Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Business Snapped up by Carlyle Group for $4.15 Billion in a Sale that Will Impact OCD’s Clinical Laboratory Customers

It’s finally official! Ortho Clinical Diagnostics  (OCD) will be sold to The Carlyle Group (CG: NASDAQ), an asset management firm and equity investor. The sales agreement was announced on Thursday. Carlyle will pay $4.15 billion, and the transaction is expected to close mid-year, pending regulatory approvals.

OCD’s change of ownership will be closely watched by the thousands of medical laboratories in the United States and abroad that are customers of OCD. Typically, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers like continuity and little changes whenever one of their major vendors is sold to new owners. (more…)