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J&J accepts $2.1 billion offer for its LifeScan unit

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Tuesday it has accepted private equity firm Platinum Equity's $2.1 billion buyout offer for the company's LifeScan Inc unit.

Platinum had given J&J until mid-June to accept the offer for the unit, which makes blood glucose monitoring products.

(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)