FRANKFURT, Feb 28 (Reuters) - German clinics operator Asklepios and the founder of healthcare provider Rhoen Klinikum said on Friday that they had bundled their stakes in Rhoen to almost 50% and were offering to buy the rest of the shares.
The offer price is 18 euros ($19.56) per share, 25% more than the share price of 14.40 euros before the announcement. That values the company at 1.2 billion euros.
Asklepios and the founder, Eugen Muench, are aiming for a majority of Rhoen shares, they said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for Rhoen Klinikum declined to comment. ($1 = 0.9201 euros) (Reporting Alexander Huebner Writing by Tom Sims Editing by Michelle Martin)