Covidien Plc plans to buy Somanetics Corp. for US$25 a share in cash, according to reports. The deal valued at US$250mn. Covidien said the acquisition would broaden its medical equipment product offerings and create earnings growth over time. The deal values Somanetics at a premium of US$6.10, or 32%, over its closing price of US$18.9 a share on 15th June.
India Infoline Research Team / 15:28, Mar 13, 2015
Markets are now reinforcing the perception of an early interest rate hike by US Federal Reserve, with consensus calling for the hike taking place in June, when compared with the prior expectations of a hike in September.