New York, April 23, 2004 – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, advised Pfizer Inc [NYSE: PFE] in its definitive agreement with Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) [NYSE: AVO] for AMO to acquire Pfizer’s surgical ophthalmology business for $450 million in cash.
AMO is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of ophthalmic surgical and contact lens care products. Pfizer Inc is a research-based global pharmaceuticals company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medicines for humans and animals.
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