Pall Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell its Blood Collection, Filtration and Processing Product Lines to Haemonetics for $550M
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced Sunday it has entered into an agreement to sell certain assets of its blood collection, filtration and processing product lines to Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) for approximately $550 million.
Assets included in the transaction are Pall's portfolio of blood collection, processing and filtration systems and equipment for transfusion medicine. The transaction will involve the transfer of manufacturing facilities in Covina, California; Tijuana, Mexico; Ascoli, Italy and a portion of Pall's operations in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Separate from these manufacturing facilities, Pall will also transfer related blood media manufacturing capability to Haemonetics. The transfer of the related media lines is expected to be completed by 2016. Until that time, Pall will provide these media products under a supply agreement. Upon closing, approximately 1,300 employees will transition to Haemonetics.
Under the terms of the agreement, approximately $535 million will be paid upon closing. The Company estimates that the after-tax proceeds related to this payment will be approximately $430 million. The balance will be payable upon Pall's delivery of certain media assets to Haemonetics. The Company expects to record an after-tax gain of $230 million to $240 million, or $1.95 to $2.04 per share, upon closing.
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