34. Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities
The net cash outflow for investing activities in 2015 amounted to €2,762 million (2014: €15,539 million).
Additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets in 2015 resulted in a cash outflow of €2,517 million (2014: €2,371 million). Cash inflows from sales of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets amounted to €193 million (2014: €143 million).
The cash outflows of €176 million (2014: €13,545 million) for acquisitions primarily related to the acquisition of SeedWorks India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India, and further payments in connection with the acquisition of the consumer care business of Merck & Co., Inc., United States. The prior-year figure mainly comprised the acquisitions of the consumer care business of Merck & Co., Inc., United States, and Algeta ASA, Norway. Further details of acquisitions and divestitures are given in Notes [6.2] and [6.3], respectively.
The net cash outflow for noncurrent and current financial assets amounted to €370 million (2014: €177 million).
The transfers of bonds with a total value of €300 million (2014: €250 million) to pension funds were noncash transactions and therefore did not result in an investing cash inflow.