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Philip Morris to Raise Its Offer for Swedish Match, WSJ Says

  • Tobacco company also agree to pay $2.7 billion for IQOS rights
  • Hedge funds have pressured Philip Morris to sweeten offer
Tins of Swedish Match AB General snus smokeless tobacco.

Tins of Swedish Match AB General snus smokeless tobacco.

Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg
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Philip Morris International Inc. is poised to raise its offer for Swedish Match AB, the Wall Street Journal reported. Separately, Altria Group Inc. said Philip Morris agreed to pay $2.7 billion for the US rights to sell its IQOS device. 

The new offer for Swedish Match, a smokeless tobacco company, will come as soon as Thursday, the Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.