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ConMed closes its 27¢-per-share tender offer for medical imaging company Viking Systems, giving it about 84% of Viking as it looks to close its short-form merger.

MassDevice.com Wall Street Beat

ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) said it's closed its 27¢-per-share tender offer for Viking Systems (OTC:VKNG), leaving it with about 84% of shares in the medical imaging maker.

The 27¢-per-share price represents a 42% premium over VKNG's 19¢ closing price August 13, when the $22.5 million deal was announced. The news sent propelled VKNG shares up nearly 39% the next day, to 26.3¢.

Although the tender offer began August 27, as of August 13 about 43% of VKNG shares had already been tendered. The merger is expected to close during the 4th quarter.

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