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Linde Agrees to Acquire Lincare Holdings for $4.6 Billion

July 01, 2012

Linde AG (LIN) said it will buy Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR:US), a homecare health company, for $4.6 billion.

Linde will pay $41.50 a share for each Lincare share, a 22 percent premium to the stock’s closing price on June 29. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter, and will be funded through a loan and available cash.

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