Varex Imaging closes $276m PerkinElmer medical imaging acquisition

Varex Imaging (NSDQ:VREX) said today it closed its $276 million acquisition of PerkinElmer Inc.‘s (NYSE:PKI) medical imaging business. The 280-worker PerkinElmer segment is an OEM business that makes digital flat panel X-ray detectors for industrial, medical, dental and veterinary X-ray imaging systems. Varex financed the buyout of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based operation by expanding its credit line to $600 million, using $207 million to repay existing debt and $286 million for the acquisition and related credit facility fees. “The sale of Medical Imaging supports our strategy of redirecting our investments towards accelerating growth in key markets,” PerkinElmer CEO &chair Robert Friel said in a press release. Salt Lake City, Utah.-based Varex Imaging said it expects the acquisition to add approximately $140 million in annual sales and that it will be “transformative” to the company’s digital detector operations. Former PerkinElmer medical imaging biz prez Dr. Brian Giambattista will lead the new combined imaging detector business at Varex, the company said. “We are very excited about the opportunities and prospects of adding this imaging expertise into the Varex organization. I want to welcome our new employees to Varex and I look forward to having the combined team focused on integrating our operations to achieve our goal of producing the broadest, most cost-effective portfolio of components for th...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions PerkinElmer Inc. Varex Imaging Source Type: news

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