Genstar inks $744M deal to buy PRA International

The private equity firm Genstar Capital has struck a deal to buy PRA International for $744 million, a premium of about 13 percent on PRA's stock price. The big CRO gets 50 days to solicit a better offer, but any new suitor would have to pay a $7.9 million break-up fee. The deal is expected to wrap in the fourth quarter.

- see this release
- here's a report on the deal from the BBC

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