Bausch & Lomb Eyes 2012 IPO: Report

Published: Jul 06, 2012

Bausch & Lomb, the eye care company that was taken private at the height of the past LBO boom, could soon file paperwork to go public, according to a report in the Wall St. Journal. Bausch & Lomb was acquired for about $4.5 billion in 2007 by Warburg Pincus. Bausch & Lomb could go public as early as the end of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company’s thinking. The eye-care company’s Chief Executive Brent Saunders told Reuters last October that he was setting sights on an IPO for the company “in the next couple of years.”

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