Agfa Acquires Mitra Imaging

Agfa-Gevaert N.V. of Belgium has acquired Waterloo, Ontario-based Mitra Imaging Inc. and its foreign subsidiaries. Agfa is one of the world’s leading imaging companies. It produces and markets analog and digital imaging systems for various industries including healthcare. Mitra is a leading provider of imaging and information management systems for healthcare enterprises. The transaction closed on January 3, 2002 following receipt of approval from the German Federal Cartel Office. The acquisition will permit Agfa to develop larger and more integrated clinical solutions. The deal’s value is confidential.

Agfa was represented by Fred Salek, general counsel, Agfa Corp., and by Robert Stocks (securities), Alain Ranger (tax) and David Coultice and Andrew Nunes (corporate) of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Silke Obst of Linklaters & Alliance provided European competition and other advice to Agfa.

Mitra was represented by Ron Kelly, executive vice-president, mergers & acquisitions, and general counsel, and by David Petras, John Durdan and Andrew Campbell of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. Peter Bienenstock and Olaf Zwetkow of Allen & Overy provided European competition and other advice to Mitra.


Andrew S. Nunes F. John Durdan David J. Coultice Robert J. Stocks Alain Ranger Andrew A. Campbell W. David Petras Peter Bienenstock


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