U.S. medical giant Medtronic has announced its plan to buy Ireland’s Covidien in a deal worth $42 billion in cash and stock, BBC News reported on June 16.

According to the report, part of the acquisition terms relocate Medtronic’s executive offices from the U.S. to Ireland, which has a relatively low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent. Meanwhile, Medtronic plans to maintain its operational facilities in Minneapolis, which currently employs more than 8,000 American workers.

Both companies hope for the annual savings from this transaction to total at least $850 million by the end of the 2018 financial year. Regulatory authorizations from China, the European Union, and the U.S., as well as approval from both of the companies’ shareholders, are still needed before the acquisition is finalized.

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Written by James H. Arenson

Last Updated : June 17, 2014