InSight Health Services Corp. said it received a sweetened verbal offer of $10 a share, or about $28.6 million, from Carlyle Group and Halifax Group to buy the shares of the diagnostic-imaging company they don't already own. Newport Beach-based InSight, with revenue of $119 million in the year ended June 30, said the investor groups own about a third of InSight's voting stock. The bid requires approval from General Electric Co., which owns 36% of the voting stock. GE spokesman Bruce Bunch declined to reveal the company's position on the bid.
The offer represents a 51% premium to Insight's closing price Monday of $6.63.