LabCorp Announces Agreement to Acquire LipoScience
NMR LipoProfile test expands LabCorp’s offering of personalized diagnostic tests
BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2014-- Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE:LH) and LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPDX), a provider of specialized cardiovascular diagnostic laboratory tests based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology, today announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which LabCorp would acquire LipoScience for a purchase price of $5.25 per share in cash, or a transaction value of $85.3 million which represents a total enterprise value of approximately $63 million. The Board of Directors of LipoScience has unanimously approved the agreement and recommended approval of the transaction by LipoScience’s stockholders.
“We are very pleased that LipoScience, a premier laboratory focused on personalized diagnostics for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, is joining the LabCorp family,” said David P. King, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LabCorp. “LipoScience’s NMR LipoProfile test will enhance our innovative clinical decision support programs, advancing the Fifth Pillar of our strategy as we provide ever-broader, differentiated knowledge services to physicians and patients. Furthermore, LipoScience’s novel application of NMR technology furthers the Fourth Pillar of our strategy by continuing our leadership in scientific innovation. In addition to LipoScience’s strategic fit, the transaction is expected to be accretive to LabCorp’s earnings in year one, and to earn its cost of capital by year three.”