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Food services firm Aramark to buy Avendra, AmeriPride in $2.35 billion deal

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Food services firm Aramark to buy Avendra, AmeriPride in $2.35 billion deal

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(Reuters) – Food services company Aramark <ARMK.N> said on Monday it would buy Avendra LLC, majority owned by Marriott International Inc <MAR.O>, and uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc for a total of $2.35 billion (1.77 billion pounds), before tax benefit adjustments. Aramark said it would pay Avendra $1.35 billion, or $1.05 billion in net purchase price after adjusting for anticipated tax benefits. AmeriPride’s purchase price of $1 billion came in at $850 million after adjusting for anticipated tax benefits, Aramark said. Separately, Marriott, which owns a 55 percent stake in Avendra, said it would receive about $650 million from the sale. Aramark also added it expected cost synergies of about $40 million from the purchase of Avendra and about $70 million from AmeriPride.

(Reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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