LAKE FOREST, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) announced today that it had completed its pending acquisition of Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc. (“HWS”) following an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of New York providing clearance for the transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.
We acquired HWS, a portfolio company of Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, by a cash merger in which HWS became a wholly-owned subsidiary of ours. HWS will add approximately $45 million in annualized revenues. We anticipate that it will take the remainder of 2011 to fully integrate the HWS acquisition. We anticipate that the fully integrated acquisition will be accretive in 2012 by approximately $0.04 per share prior to any transaction and transition expenses.
Prior to closing, we and HWS agreed to reduce the total merger consideration payable by us in cash from $245.0 million to $237.0 million, subject to the various adjustments, including a reduction for HWS’s indebtedness as of the closing date, provided for in the merger agreement.
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