January 23, 2019 / 3:12 PM / 10 months ago

Abbott Labs says M&A not a high priority now

(Reuters) - Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) will not focus on mergers and acquisitions in the near future, Chief Executive Officer Miles White said on a conference call on Wednesday.

“I just don’t see M&A right now as a high priority,” White said.

“You make a much higher return on your organic growth,” White said, adding that he did not see gaps right now that could be filled by M&A.

Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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