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Merge to Acquire AMICAS

March 5, 2010
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Boston-based AMICAS, Inc., a provider of imaging solutions, and Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Milwaukee, Wis.) announced that they will enter into a definitive merger agreement.

The companies say Merge will acquire all of the outstanding shares of AMICAS for an aggregate of $248 million. The Board of Directors of AMICAS has unanimously voted to terminate AMICAS’ previously announced agreement with an affiliate of Chicago-based Thoma Bravo, LLC and to enter into the Merge acquisition agreement.

According to the companies, AMICAS and Merge will become a global healthcare IT provider, bringing together an array of image and information management and related solutions. The combined company’s solution portfolio will range from comprehensive automation solutions for cardiology and radiology providers, enterprise content management solutions for IDN’s, to OEM solutions for health IT applications to trial, site and patient management solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and contract research

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