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Cardinal Health to acquire Alaris Medical for $2bn

Executive Summary

Cardinal Health has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alaris Medical Systems (intravenous medication safety products) for $2bn, or roughly 4 times Alaris's 2003 sales. In a tender offer, Cardinal will pay $22.35 cash for each outstanding Alaris share (a 12% premium to the market average) and will also assume about $400mm in debt.
Deal Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Devices
    • Consumables, Central Supplies
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Full Acquisition
    • Includes Contract
    • Payment Includes Cash

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