NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter has completed its $780 million acquisition of Olympus' lab-based diagnostics business, the firm announced over the weekend.

Beckman funded the acquisition with $495 million that was raised through the issuance of two, $250 million senior note offerings, and around $240 million from a common stock offering of approximately 4.7 million shares issued to the public at a price of $53 per share.

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