KKR teams with Walgreens to acquire PharMerica in $1.4B deal
August 03, 2017
KKR has agreed to buy PharMerica, a manager of hospital pharmacies, in a take-private deal valued at about $1.4 billion, including debt. The company’s shareholders will receive $29.25 per share in cash, a 17% premium to PharMerica's closing stock price Tuesday. Walgreens Boots Alliance will be a minority investor in the deal, which is expected to close in early 2018.
Established in 2007, PharMerica operates more than 100 pharmacies across the US at nursing facilities, hospitals, oncology centers and other treatment centers. The company also announced its 2Q earnings Wednesday, highlighted by a 14% YoY increase in revenue, up to $592 million.