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Talk of a big purchase lifts McKesson

The McKesson Health Solutions unit has offices in Newton. Above, a California vaccination clinic.

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The McKesson Health Solutions unit has offices in Newton. Above, a California vaccination clinic.

McKesson Corp. rose more than 3 percent on reports the health services company is in talks to acquire a majority stake in German rival Celesio AG for $5.1 billion. The talks are not advanced, Bloomberg reported, citing an unidentified person. Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH, the holding company that controls Celesio, in July hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to advise it on options, two people said. Celesio’s shares have climbed 57 percent this year amid takeover speculation.

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