Roper Industries to buy healthcare services company for $1 bln

April 17 Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:40pm EDT

April 17 (Reuters) - Diversified U.S. manufacturer Roper Industries Inc said it would buy healthcare services company Managed Health Care Associates Inc for $1 billion in an all-cash deal to expand its presence in the healthcare market.

Roper said the deal, expected to be completed within 30 days, would add $95 million in earnings before income tax depreciation and amortization in the first year after the acquisition.

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