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Boston Scientific Will Not Comment on Reported Stryker Takeover Offer

June 12, 2018

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Boston Scientific said Monday it won’t comment on reports rival medical device manufacturer Stryker made a takeover bid, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Stryker’s shares tumbled more than 4 percent, and Boston Scientific’s rose nearly 8 percent Monday in afternoon trading. They were halted before Boston released its statement.

“Boston Scientific … is aware of reports speculating that the company has been approached by Stryker Corporation regarding a potential acquisition.” the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Consistent with its practice, the Company does not comment on market rumors or speculation.”

A deal would unites two medical device giants into a powerhouse with a combined value of more than $110 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Sources told the publication it was unclear whether Boston Scientific is receptive to the offer.

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By: Michael Sheetz & Angelica LaVito


 

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