Dentsply wins conditional EU approval for $5.6 billion Sirona bid

February 25, 2016 2:45 PM

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BRUSSELS U.S. company Dentsply International (XRAY.O) secured European Union approval for its $5.6 billion bid for Sirona Dental Systems Inc (SIRO.O) on Thursday after agreeing to extend licensing deals between Sirona and some key suppliers.

The combination of Dentsply, which makes single-use dental supplies such as paste and sealants, and Sirona, maker of advanced technology equipment such as imaging systems and instruments, would create the world's largest dental equipment maker.

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