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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bausch & Lomb Accepts $4.5 Billion Bid

Bausch & Lomb, which has not filed financial statements as it seeks to correct accounting irregularities, announced that it would be acquired by private equity firm Warburg Pincus.  The deal is for $4.5 billion or $65 per share, a 23% market premium.  The $40 milllion breakup fee, described as "relatively modest," and Bausch's statement that it has 50 days to seek better offers, suggests that it is expecting other bidders.  See NYTimes, Bausch & Lomb Accepts $4.5 Billion Takeover Bid; WSJ, Bausch & Lomb
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