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Case Title:

Primary Health Care Ltd.'s Bid For Symbion Health Limited: Merger of Complimentors

Publication Year : 2010

Authors: S Chhaochharia

Industry: Healthcare


Case Code: MAA0206IRC

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Primary Health Care Ltd, a leading Australian health care company had placed a $2.65 billion takeover bid for another Australian health care company, Symbion Health Limited. The acquisition was expected to reinforce Primary's position as a leading integrated health care provider and place it among the top 100 listed companies based on market capitalisation. The deal was further expected to enlarge and improve Primary's service offering and geographic coverage and generate anticipated synergies and operational improvements of $95 million to $105 million per annum in the 2010 financial year. The acquisition was also anticipated to add to earnings per share in the 2010 year. This case is intended for MBA / PGDBM level students and is designed to be part of the business strategies and financial management curriculum.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the dynamics of the Australian health care industry.
  • To understand the effect of the merger in the Australian health care market.
  • To understand the future prospects of the merger.

Keywords : Australian health care market, Pharmaceutical, Pathology market, Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Mergers of equal, Health technology, Health care services, Medical centre operation, Cytopathology, Drug devices, Sonic health care, Haematology, Biochemistry

Contents : 
The Australian Health Care Market
Australian Pathology Market
Symbion Health Ltd
Symbion Health Limited: Financial Highlights
Primary Health Care Ltd
Primary Health Care Ltd: Financial Highlights
Primary Health Care Limited: A 5 Year EBITDA Story

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