Royal Philips to Buy Spectranetics for $2.15 Billion

By Razak Musah BabaFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Royal Philips NV (PHIA.AE) is buying Spectranetics Corp. (SPNC) for 1.9 billion euros ($2.15 billion), a deal expected to accelerate Philips's expansion in image-guided therapy devices.

The Dutch health-technology company said Wednesday that it would begin a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Spectranetics for $38.50 a share, to be paid in cash upon completion. The implied enterprise value is EUR1.9 billion, inclusive of Spectranetics' cash and debt. That is a 27% premium to Spectranetics's closing price on Tuesday.

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The board of directors of Spectranetics has approved the transaction and recommends the offer to its shareholders. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017

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June 28, 2017 02:23 ET (06:23 GMT)