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Contract research firm Parexel International explores sale: Reuters

(Reuters) — Contract drug research firm Parexel International Corp (PRXL.O) is exploring a sale, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Boston-based Parexel had a market value of about $3.51 billion as of Friday’s close. The company’s stock rose as much as 10.2 percent to $75.87 in morning trading.

The Wall Street Journal first reported about the talks, saying Parexel is working with investment bankers to sound out potential buyers, including private-equity firms, citing sources familiar with the matter. (
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.