Celesio

McKesson acquires Celesio

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.

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McKesson to acquire Celesio for $8.3 billion

Monday, October 28, 2013

McKesson, a North American healthcare services and information technology company, has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celesio, an international wholesale and retail company and provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, for $32 per share and to launch parallel voluntary public tender offers for the remaining publicly-traded shares and outstanding convertible bonds of Celesio. The offer price represents a 39% premium over the three-month volume weighted average price prior to the market speculation that began Oct. 8. The total transaction, including the assumption of Celesio’s outstanding debt, is valued at approximately $8.3 billion.

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