AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings, Inc., the privately held leading national provider of outsourced compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) to acute care hospitals in the United States, from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $2.575 billion in cash, subject to certain adjustments and on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The acquisition is expected to be $0.22 to $0.26 accretive to the Company’s adjusted earnings per share in fiscal 2016 on a net basis, and is expected to generate approximately $30 million in synergies by fiscal 2018. The transaction is subject to regulatory review and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which ends December 31, 2015. This acquisition was not contemplated in the previous guidance the Company gave for adjusted earnings per share growth in fiscal 2016 in the low teens range on a percentage basis. Therefore, upon closing, the contribution from the acquisition will be incremental to our previous expectations.