Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced the expiration of the subsequent offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Patheon N.V. The company completed the acquisition of Patheon on August 29, 2017.
The subsequent offering period expired at 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on September 13, 2017. Based on information provided by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, a total of 143,781,162 Patheon ordinary shares (including Patheon ordinary shares tendered during the initial offering period), representing approximately 99% of the outstanding Patheon ordinary shares, had been validly tendered as of 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on September 13, 2017. Thermo Fisher's wholly owned subsidiary, Thermo Fisher (CN) Luxembourg S.à r.l., immediately accepted for payment and has promptly paid (or will promptly pay) for all ordinary shares that were validly tendered during the subsequent offering period in the same form and amount as the offer consideration paid in the initial offering period.
Thermo Fisher plans to initiate a statutory proceeding before the Enterprise Chamber (Ondernemingskamer) of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals (Gerechtshof Amsterdam) for the compulsory acquisition (uitkoopprocedure) of all remaining non-tendered shares as provided by Dutch law in accordance with Section 2:92a or Section 2:201a of the Dutch Civil Code. In such a proceeding, the Enterprise Chamber will determine a cash price to be paid for such shares (which may be greater, equal to or less than the offer consideration).
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