Henry Schein Buys Becker Units

Henry Schein to Buy Full Service, Special Markets Units From Becker-Parkin

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Healthcare products distributor Henry Schein Inc. said Monday it will acquire certain units of Becker-Parkin Dental Supply Co.

Schein said it will buy the full-service and special-markets units of privately-held Becker-Parkin. Terms were not disclosed.

Schein said the deal would be neutral to its 2007 earnings and add slightly to 2008 results.

Henry Schein said the deal would let its dental business expand in markets including Florida, New York and Arizona.