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athenahealth (ATHN) to Acquire Epocrates (EPOC) for $11.75/Share

January 7, 2013 7:34 AM EST Send to a Friend
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Epocrates, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPOC), a mobile health pioneer widely recognized for developing the most-widely adopted point-of-care medical application among U.S. physicians.

The board of directors of each of athenahealth and Epocrates has agreed to a price of $11.75 per share, in cash, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $293 million.

The closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of Epocrates shareholders and other customary closing conditions and is currently expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2013.

"I have been an admirer of Epocrates since it first emerged and have watched the company grow consistently, one app download at a time, as it has cemented itself into the consciousness of America’s physicians,” said Jonathan Bush, President, Chairman, and CEO of athenahealth. “No other company has been able to replicate the brand awareness, familiarity, and trust that Epocrates has across the clinical mobile user base. We are confident that we can provide Epocrates with the stewardship and resources it needs to grow and develop within health care, and that Epocrates' capabilities are going to mesh exceptionally well with athenahealth’s cloud-based physician and patient services. Together, we’re excited by the opportunity to redefine the mobile toolset for care givers."




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