"Emageon and AMICAS are two of the largest independent image and information management companies in the market," said Chuck Jett, chief executive officer and president of Emageon. "We believe that the combined companies will be able to capitalize more fully on the opportunities in the industry by combining our resources, scale, and knowledge."
"Emageon's significant market presence in providing radiology and cardiology IT solutions to large IDNs complements AMICAS' comprehensive solutions for radiology practices, imaging centers, and hospitals," said Dr. Kahane. "Together, we have a presence in virtually every location where imaging services are provided to patients. We will be able to offer a comprehensive set of solutions to meet virtually every image and information management need healthcare providers have when they are delivering the best quality of healthcare possible to their patients - while managing their business in an optimal manner."
Under the terms of the agreement, AMICAS will commence a tender offer by March 5, 2009. The minimum tender condition shall be fulfilled upon the valid tender of a majority of the total number of shares of common stock of Emageon outstanding on a fully diluted basis. The transaction, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2009. In connection with the transaction, certain shareholders representing approximately 18 percent of the Emageon shares outstanding have agreed, among other things, to tender their shares in the offer.
AMICAS will host a conferen
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