Ambulance services provider Emergency Medical Services Corp. says it will sell itself to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice at a discounted price of $64 per share, or about $3.2 billion.
Ambulance services provider acquired for $3.2 billion
EMS says its board has accepted the offer, which comes at a 9.4% discount to its Friday closing price of $70.66. EMS expects the sale to close in the second quarter pending approval from shareholders and regulators.
The company is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., and it transports patients to hospitals in ambulances and with air transports. It also runs a physician outsourcing business. The deal includes the purchase of EMS' outsourced facility-based physician services segment, EmCare Holdings.
EMS says Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, affiliates of Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and UBS Investment Bank have committed financing to help Clayton, Dubilier & Rice close the deal.
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