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While Reshaping Waste Disposal Industry Waste Management Decides To Acquire Stericycle in $7.2 Billion

Waste Management’s acquisition of Stericycle marks a substantial move in the waste management industry, valued at approximately $7.2 billion.

This acquisition entails WM purchasing all outstanding shares of Stericycle for $62 per share in cash, with the deal also encompassing Stericycle’s net debt of about $1.4 billion.

The agreed-upon price reflects a 24% premium to Stericycle’s 60-day volume-weighted average price as of May 23, indicating confidence in Stericycle’s value.

Waste Management to acquire Stericycle for $7.2 billion, expanding services and reshaping the industry.

The unanimous approval of the deal by both companies’ boards of directors signifies a strategic alignment and confidence in the potential synergies.

Anticipated to conclude as early as the fourth quarter of 2024, the acquisition is poised to reshape the landscape of waste disposal services.

Stericycle’s specialized waste disposal services are likely to complement Waste Management’s existing operations, offering enhanced capabilities and broader service offerings to customers.

The market responded positively to the announcement, with Stericycle’s shares surging approximately 14.6% during Monday’s trading session, reaching a new 52-week high. Conversely, Waste Management’s shares experienced a slight decline of about 4.5%.

This acquisition follows reports from The Wall Street Journal indicating Waste Management’s imminent deal with Stericycle, underlining the strategic foresight driving this significant move in the waste management sector.

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