VIENNA (Reuters) – Sensor specialist AMS (S:) (VI:) on Tuesday said it took note of Osram’s willingness to discuss a takeover and was looking forward to discussions.
The Austrian company said on Sunday it was ready to make a cash offer valuing German lighting company Osram (DE:) at 4.3 billion euros ($4.8 billion), 10% more than Bain Capital and Carlyle (O:) have offered.
“We have taken note of Osram’s ad-hoc announcement,” a spokeswoman said, adding that AMS was looking forward to the opportunity to hold discussion.
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