EQT Buying Poland’s HTL Strefa

WARSAW (Reuters) – Private equity firm EQT plans to buy Polish specialised medical equipment maker HTL Strefa for 886 million zlotys ($310.1 million), the Polish company said on Thursday.

EQT is offering to buy all of HTL Strefa’s 64.6 million shares at 13.71 zlotys apiece and has already reached an agreement to buy 77.8 percent of the company.

HTL Strefa shares rose 1.5 percent to 13.55 zlotys by 0730 GMT.

Investors can take part in the tender between Oct. 28 and Nov. 26. (Reporting by Patryk Wasilewski; Editing by David Holmes) ($1=2.857 Zloty)