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Osram Welcomes Takeover Bid by Bain and Carlyle

Osram says the offer includes support for the company's plan to focus on optical semiconductors, the automotive sector and digital applications.

The managing and supervisory boards of Osram Licht AG, Munich, Germany, last week approved a deal in which a consortium led by private equity firms Bain Capital and Carlyle Group, both based in New York, will buy all public shares of the lighting giant. The offer represents an enterprise value of roughly €4 billion ($4.48 billion).

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