NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic disclosed after the close of the market Wednesday that it has entered into three credit agreements with Goldman Sachs totaling $2.8 billion and has raised $1 billion through a private placement of senior notes.

The firm, which closed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Gen-Probe earlier in the day, said the funds would be used to pay a portion of the transaction.

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