Friday, January 24, 2014
McKesson, a North American healthcare services and information technology company, has reached an agreement with Franz Haniel to acquire its entire holding of Celesio shares for $32.24 per share. In a separate and subsequent agreement, McKesson announced the acquisition of Celesio convertible bonds from Elliott. These agreements are not subject to any closing conditions and the transactions are expected to close within 10 business days. After the close of the agreements, McKesson will own more than 75% of Celesio shares on a fully diluted basis.