Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced that it has completed the acquisition of four distributors serving dentists and dental laboratories in France, the Netherlands and Belgium from Arseus NV. The transaction with Arseus also included a French dental practice management software company, the acquisition of which had closed at the time this transaction was first announced on January 6, 2014.
Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex (NASDAQ:SUPX) announced that Microchip will acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246 million, after excluding Supertex's cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $148 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Microchip's non GAAP earnings per share in the first full quarter after completion of the acquisition.
j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM), a global provider of Internet services, announced that it has acquired LiveDrive, a UK-based provider of online backup with added file sync features for professionals and individuals. The acquisition moves j2's cloud backup annualized monthly revenue run rate to over $40M, expands its global online backup business and customer base, and establishes a j2 Global UK office in LiveDrive's Paddington, UK location.
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