Bremen, December 17, 2014 - Today, VMS Deutschland Holdings GmbH based in Darmstadt, an affiliate of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA, has published pursuant to Section 10 WpÜG its decision to make a voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders of MeVis Medical Solutions AG to acquire their registered non-par value shares against payment of EUR 17.50 per share. The offer is intended to be subject to the condition of a minimum acceptance rate of 75 % of the shares issued by MeVis Medical Solutions AG (excluding treasury shares).
According to the VMS Deutschland Holdings GmbH a number of major shareholders have irrevocably undertaken to accept the offer of the VMS Deutschland Holdings GmbH; this corresponds to a total of over 70 % of the shares issued by the MeVis Medical Solutions AG (excluding treasury shares).
The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of the MeVis Medical Solutions AG will carefully review the offer and publish a statement pursuant to § 27 WpÜG within two weeks after publication of the offer document. According to their initial assessment the Executive Board and Supervisory Board welcome the offer in principal and consider Varian Medical Systems a reliable partner for the further development of the MeVis Medical Solutions AG.
Varian Medical Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other diseases through radiotherapy, proton therapy, and brachytherapy.