McKesson to Buy US Oncology for $2.16 billion

McKesson to Buy US Oncology for $2.16 billion

McKesson to Buy US Oncology for $2.16 billion

McKesson agreed to buy privately held US Oncology for $2.16 billion, including the assumption of $1.6 billion in debt, as the drug wholesaler and health-services company continues to expand in cancer services and distribution.

McKesson, the largest U.S. pharmaceuticals distributor by revenue, and US Oncology expect the deal to close by Dec. 31. Along with the assumed debt, the purchase price includes the acquisition of $150 million to $160 million in tax benefits, arising from certain net operating losses, that McKesson can use in the future. The companies expect substantially all of US Oncology’s debt will either be repaid or refinanced.

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