"The medical industry we faithfully serve has gone through tremendous change and the needs of the customers in our different business segments continue to evolve in different ways. We think this transaction maximizes focus as well as future opportunity for our clients, our more than 7,500 associates and our shareholders," said Paul M. Black, Allscripts Chief Executive Officer. "Harris has demonstrated excellence in software development, customer satisfaction and worldwide growth in healthcare. We are pleased that our solutions will be a key strategic component of Harris' plans to become leaders in digital health. As the cornerstone of the Harris portfolio, we are proud that our customers will continue to benefit from a true platform of health."
The purchase price consideration is up to $700 million cash, consisting of a fixed price of $670 million paid at closing, plus contingent consideration of up to $30 million based on performance of the business during the two years following transaction closing. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close during the second quarter.
"We have been watching and admiring the hospitals and large physician practices franchise for many years," said Harris CEO Jeff Bender. "We believe that we are the perfect forever home for the many talented employees and loyal customers that are the backbone of the franchise. We are excited to begin the next chapter in our Harris story, continuing to serve those who serve us in the communities where we live, by partnering with healthcare professionals to deliver care that improves lives."
William Blair & Company served as advisor and provided a fairness opinion on the transaction to Allscripts Board of Directors. Additional details regarding the sale will be made available in a Form 8-K to be filed by Allscripts with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About AllscriptsAllscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations.
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