December 28, 2009 / 12:57 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-Amicas agrees to go private for $217 mln

* 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)

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