Getty Images shareholders approve acquisition

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Seattle—Getty Images announced Friday that its stockholders have voted to approve the company’s acquisition by affiliates of private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

The merger agreement was entered into Feb. 24. Under its terms, shareholders of the stock photography house will receive $34 in cash for each share they own at the effective time of the merger.

The transaction is expected to close next week.

—Sean Callahan

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