Amazon to acquire maker of Roomba vacuum for roughly $1.7 billion

A vacuuming Roomba model robot is displayed at iRobot headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Amazon is acquiring iRobot for $61 a share, an all-cash deal that values the Roomba maker at $1.7 billion, the companies announced Friday.

Shares of iRobot were halted after the deal was announced. Amazon’s stock was up about 0.2% in premarket trading.

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