加州帕洛阿托, 2020年8月2日 - 瓦里安（NYSE: VAR)今天宣布，已与西门子医疗（Siemens Healthineers AG, Frankfurt: SHL) 就合并达成最终协议，在完全摊薄的基础上全现金交易价值164亿美元。根据经瓦里安董事会一致批准的协议条款，西门子医疗将以每股177.50美元现金收购瓦里安的所有流通股份，与截至2020年7月31日瓦里安普通股30天成交量加权平均收盘价相比溢价约42%，与2020年7月31日交易公告前的最后一个交易日普通股收盘价相比溢价约24%。
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