DANSKE BANK FUND BUYS EASTERN EUROPEAN DRUGMAKERS

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The venture capital arm of Danske Bank A/S is buying eastern European drug companies to create a major competitor in a region where drug stocks are rising faster than the region's benchmark index. Amber Trust II, a fund jointly owned by Danske Bank and New York-based Firebird Management LLC, along with Citigroup Inc., the world's biggest bank by market value, and related funds purchased 34% of Lithuanian drugmaker AB Sanitas for $51.2 million earlier this year.

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