[Histonet] Ventana Medical Systems Inc agreed to acquire Vision Systems Ltd

From:"Douglas D Deltour"



Ventana Medical Systems Inc agreed to acquire Vision Systems Ltd   August
14, 2006 - Mt. Waverley, VI, Australia - Ventana Medical Systems Inc,
Arizona-based laboratory instrument supplier, has agreed to acquire all
ordinary shares in Vision Systems Ltd, a medical instrument supplier in
Australia, for approximately AUD450.7 million (US$346.1 million) in cash.
Under the Share Scheme, Vision Systems shareholders will receive AUD2.13
(US$1.6) per share; and Under the Notes Scheme, Vision Systems noteholders
will receive AUD2.73 (US$2.1) cash for every Unsecured Notes. The
acquisition is expected to accelerate both companies' strategic plans to be
a diagnostic leader in the global market.

The financial advisors in the deal include: Merrill Lynch & Co Inc for
Ventana Medical Systems Inc, Caliburn Partnership for Vision Systems Ltd.
The legal advisors in the deal include: Baker & McKenzie for Ventana Medical
Systems Inc, Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher for Vision Systems Ltd.





Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)

Histology Supervisor

Professional Pathology Services, PC

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