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Investment Advisors Argue Private Equity Offer For Biomet Is Too Low

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

An investor advisor group is urging Biomet shareholders to reject a proposed $10.9 billion private equity buyout because it represents too small a premium over the orthopedic company's value

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Mergers & Acquisitions In Brief

Biomet update: The private equity group attempting to buy Biomet has increased its bid from $44 per share to $46 per share, or $10.9 billion to $11.4 billion, and has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares. The tender offer, announced June 7 and set to begin on or before June 14, prevents the shareholder vote on the deal that had been scheduled for June 8. According to Biomet, if 75%-90% of share holders accept the tender offer within 20 business days, the deal will go to a shareholder vote. If over 90% of shareholders accept the offer, the deal will go through without a vote. The Institutional Shareholder Services released a report May 29 advising shareholders not to accept the $44 per share offer because it represented a "takeover premium" too low to justify giving up control of the company (1"The Gray Sheet" June 4, 2007, p. 4)...

Mergers & Acquisitions In Brief

Biomet update: The private equity group attempting to buy Biomet has increased its bid from $44 per share to $46 per share, or $10.9 billion to $11.4 billion, and has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares. The tender offer, announced June 7 and set to begin on or before June 14, prevents the shareholder vote on the deal that had been scheduled for June 8. According to Biomet, if 75%-90% of share holders accept the tender offer within 20 business days, the deal will go to a shareholder vote. If over 90% of shareholders accept the offer, the deal will go through without a vote. The Institutional Shareholder Services released a report May 29 advising shareholders not to accept the $44 per share offer because it represented a "takeover premium" too low to justify giving up control of the company (1"The Gray Sheet" June 4, 2007, p. 4)...

Biomet Plans No Major Restructuring Following Private Equity Buy-Out

Biomet's new CEO Jeffrey Binder said in an interview that he plans to maintain the company's current structure for the foreseeable future

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