Whole Foods acquires Wild Oats for $565M

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 21, 2007—Wild Oats Markets agreed today to be acquired by its chief rival, Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc. Whole Foods said it would pay $18.50 per share, or approximately $565 million, for Wild Oats and assume Wild Oats' existing debt of $106 million. The deal is expected to close in April.
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