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Immucor and IVD Acquisition Corporation Announce German Antitrust and Merger Control Clearance

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Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD) and IVD Acquisition Corporation, an affiliate of TPG Capital, L.P., today announced that Germany's Federal Cartel Office has granted clearance in connection with IVD Acquisition Corporation's previously announced transaction to acquire the Company. As announced on August 3, 2011, the condition to the transaction with respect to the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has been satisfied.

As previously announced, IVD Acquisition Corporation commenced a tender offer on July 15, 2011 for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Immucor at a price of $27.00 per share, in cash, payable without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. The tender offer is being made pursuant to an offer to purchase and a related letter of transmittal, each dated July 15, 2011, and a merger agreement entered into on July 2, 2011 by and among the Company, IVD Acquisition Corporation and IVD Holdings Inc. Pursuant to the agreement, after completion of the tender offer and the satisfaction or waiver of all conditions, IVD Acquisition Corporation will merge with and into the Company and all outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, other than shares held by IVD Holdings Inc., IVD Acquisition Corporation or the Company or shares held by the Company's shareholders who validly exercise dissenters' rights under Georgia law, will be converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $27.00 offer price per share. If the minimum tender condition is not met, and in certain other circumstances, the parties have agreed to complete the transaction through a one-step merger after receipt of shareholder approval.

 

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