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ESC Medical To Buy Coherent's Medical Laser Unit
Feb 2001
JERUSALEM, Feb 13 -- The Israeli medical laser company ESC Medical reportedly has agreed to acquire the medical laser division of Coherent Inc. for $120 million, according to a report in the newspaper Maariv. Reuters News Agency reported that the newspaper said the deal will be split between cash and a stock swap and noted ESC's revenues would rise to $300 million a year from $130 million. The deal would make ESC one of the world's largest companies in the medical laser industry. Reuters said that ESC declined to comment on the report, although a company spokeswoman said it was negotiating with several entities.

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