C.R. Bard Agrees to Buy Clearstream for $68.7 Million in Cash

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- C.R. Bard Inc. agreed to buy Clearstream Technologies Group Plc, an Irish maker of medical devices, for about 43.8 million pounds ($68.7 million) in cash.

Bard will pay 85 pence a share, 84 percent more than yesterday’s closing price on the London Stock Exchange, the Murray Hill, New Jersey-based company said in a statement today.

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