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$EPIQ said it agreed to be acquired by OMERS Private Equity, private equity arm of OMERS pension plan, and funds managed by Harvest Partners, for $16.50 per share in cash. The transaction, which represents a 42% premium to $EPIQ's closing share price of $11.63 as of Feb. 19, 2016, has total value of about $1Bil including assumed debt obligations.
$WBA is yet to receive US anti-trust clearance for its Rite Aid acquisition. The deadline for the deal expires on January 27.
$BMY plunge 7.2%. No credits to the non-acceleration of approval for lung cancer combination treatment.