Merck KGaA says consumer health assets in U.S., Japan too pricy

FRANKFURT Thu May 15, 2014 3:56am EDT

FRANKFURT May 15 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive of Germany's Merck KGaA, Karl-Ludwig Kley, said in a media call on Thursday there were very few takeover opportunities to make inroads into consumer health markets in the United States and Japan, given the high prices of such assets. (Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Kirsti Knolle)