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Exclusive: Valeant calls in investment banks to weigh options - sources

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The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is seen in Laval, Quebec in this file picture taken November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/Files

(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) has brought in investment banks to review its options amid interest from buyout firms and other companies in a number of its businesses, according to people familiar with the matter.

While Valeant has not decided to sell any major business thus far, the move represents the clearest indication yet that the Canadian drug maker needs to divest assets to bolster its finances, the people said this week.

Valeant has turned to investment banks that include Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.S) and Centerview Partners Holdings LLC as it reviews strategic options...


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