11 February 2015 - The waiting period under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired for US-based pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company AmerisourceBergen Corp.'s (NYSE: ABC) tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of MWI
Veterinary Supply, Inc.
Closing of the tender offer is subject to the tender of at least a majority of MWI
's outstanding shares of common stock (on a fully diluted basis) and other customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
The deal is worth around USD 2.5bn, including USD 76m in MWI
Under the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, AmerisourceBergen, through a new wholly-owned subsidiary, will make an all cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of MWI
at a price of USD 190.00 per share, representing a USD 2.5bn fully diluted equity value.
The acquisition is seen to be slightly accretive to MWI
during the 11 months of ownership in the fiscal year ending to 30 September 2014.
Piper Jaffray & Co and Pepper Hamilton LLP are representing the target, while Dechert LLP is consulting MWI
and Prescription Containers distribute animal products to veterinarians, with Prescription Containers focusing on the Northeastern United States.
As part of the agreement, MWI
will inventory, market and promote the full line of Abaxis veterinary products throughout the US, the company said adding that on 2 January 2013, MWI
will launch its sales and marketing activities to offer Abaxis diagnostics to our veterinary customers throughout the US.
Under the revised agreement, MWI
will continue to sell IDEXX products to veterinary customers in the US as well as sell products that compete with IDEXX's products in the future.
As agreed in September, MWI
is paying nearly USD53.4m in cash and USD6.6m in common shares for the business.
21 September 2011 - US animal health products company MWI
Veterinary Supply Inc (NASDAQ:MWIV) said today it had signed an agreement to buy sector player Micro Beef Technologies Ltd for nearly USD60m (EUR43.9m) in cash and stock.
As a three-time GRAMMY winner, with nearly 70 recordings to his credit, Taj Mahal joins the MWI
international touring roster.