* To be bought by Thoma Bravo LLC in all-cash deal
* Says board approves offer of $5.35/shr
* Offer at 21 pct premium to stock’s Dec. 24 close
Dec 28 (Reuters) - Amicas Inc AMCS.O, a provider of healthcare IT services, said it agreed to be bought by an affiliate of private firm Thoma Bravo LLC for $217 million in an all-cash deal.
The deal offers Amicas shareholders $5.35 for each share, a premium of 21 percent over the stock’s close on Dec. 24 on Nasdaq.
Amicas expects to close the transaction in the first quarter of 2010, it said in a statement. Shares of the Boston, Massachusetts-based company closed at $4.42 Thursday. (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bangalore; Editing by Unnikrishnan Nair)