Amazon.com Inc said it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. The $42 per share offer represents a premium of 27 percent to the upmarket grocery chain's Thursday close. Whole Foods shares were halted at $32.77 in premarket trading, while Amazon's shares were up 0.5 percent at $969. Excluding debt, the deal is valued at $13.39 billion, based on 318.9 million diluted shares outstanding as of April 9. The grocer will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand, the companies ...
Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 bn
$42 per share offer represents a premium of 27% to the upmarket grocery chain's Thursday close
Reuters Last Updated at June 16, 2017 19:00 IST