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DUBLIN, IRELAND, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) (“STERIS” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Key Surgical, a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC, through a U.S. subsidiary for $850 million.  STERIS anticipates that the acquisition will qualify for a tax benefit related to tax deductible goodwill.  Adjusting for the present value of the anticipated tax benefit, the purchase price is effectively reduced to approximately $810 million.  Key Surgical, founded in 1988, is a leading global provider of consumable products serving hospitals and surgical facilities.  Annual revenue for Key Surgical in calendar 2020 is anticipated to be approximately $170 million, with adjusted EBIT of approximately $50 million.