Qiagen to Buy Digene for $1.6B; Merger Links US-Europe Molecular Dx Strategy | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen plans to buy molecular diagnostics firm Digene in a cash and stock deal valued at around $1.6 billion, the companies said Sunday.
 
Under the terms of the agreement, Digene shareholders will receive either $61.25 in cash for each share of Digene stock they hold or 3.545 shares of Qiagen's stock.
 
The $61.25 per share offer reflects a 37 percent premium for Digene’s stock, which closed Friday at $44.77.
 

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