AUSTRALIA: Hess increases offer for Lehmann
Hess has also waived all the previous conditions pertaining to its original offer including its 35% minimum acceptance condition. The Swiss group had originally offered A$3.50 per share.
Referring to its increased offer, Hess said: "This course of action would provide Peter Lehmann shareholders with a continuing investment in what has been a very successful company to date."
While the improved offer matches Allied's principal bid, the UK group has said that it will raise the price to A$4.00 per share if it secures acceptances for at least 90% of the shares.
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