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Covington Advises Merrill Lynch on Getinge’s $865 Million Acquisition of Datascope


NEW YORK, NY, September 16, 2008 — Getinge AB announced today that it will purchase Datascope Corporation for $53 per share or $865 million in cash. Covington & Burling LLP advised Merrill Lynch, financial advisor to Getinge, on the transaction.

Getinge is a global medical technology company with operations in the cardiac surgery and vascular surgery markets. Datascope manufactures proprietary products for clinical health care markets in interventional cardiology and radiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, emergency medicine and critical care.

The Covington corporate team was led by partner Jack Bodner and included associate Andrew Ment. Both are resident in the firm’s New York office.

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