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Merill Lynch hired by Panasonic to sell stake in healthcare unit, Reuters says

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) has been hired by Panasonic (PC) to sell a stake in its healthcare unit, two sources tell Reuters. A deal could raise up to $1B, the sources add, noting that Merill will start providing information on the sale by May to potential bidders, which may include Carlyle Group (CG) and Bain Capital.