Getinge to launch 139 mln euro bid for Pulsion Medical Systems

STOCKHOLM Wed Dec 4, 2013 4:25am EST

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STOCKHOLM Dec 4 (Reuters) - Swedish medical technology firm Getinge said on Wednesday it would bid 139 million euros ($189 million) for Pulsion Medical Systems, a leading provider of specialist monitoring systems for critically ill patients.

Getinge said the cash offer equated to 16.90 euros per share and represented a premium of 22.1 percent of Pulsion's average share price over the past three months. ($1 = 0.7360 euros) (Reporting by Simon Johnson; Editing by David Goodman)