Brocker.Org: BD to get Bard in $24 billion health care tech deal – Reuters


By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK Becton Dickinson and Co will get C R Bard Inc in a $24 billion cash-and-inventory deal that will give shareholders of the target about fifteen per cent of the blended entity, the two U.S. health care engineering corporations explained on Sunday.

The corporations explained equally boards of directors accepted the “definitive agreement” which values Bard shares at $317.00 every. The shares shut trading Friday at $253.07, just shy of their report significant closing price set on Thursday.

There was no early trading in shares of the two corporations, in accordance to futures industry info on Sunday.

BD, based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, explained it expects the acquisition of Bard, which is based in the similar condition and specializes on vascular, urology and oncology items, to enhance non-U.S. growth solutions and to increase for each-share earnings in fiscal calendar year 2019. Some $three hundred million in “pre-tax run-fee value synergies” are not anticipated right until the next calendar year.

For every Bard share, common shareholders will be entitled to about $222.93 in cash and .5077 shares of BD inventory, the corporations explained.

Individually, BD named govt vice president Tom Polen as the company’s new president. Bard meanwhile noted its initial quarter results early, expressing on Sunday web cash flow was $178.1 million, up 53 per cent from a calendar year before.

(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer Editing by Mary Milliken and David Gregorio)