Advanced Medical Optics
has offered to acquire
Bausch & Lomb
( BOL) for $75 a share, according to reports Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal
reported on the bid, which would include both cash and stock. Bausch & Lomb struck a deal earlier this year to be acquired by Warburg Pincus for $65 a share, or about $3.7 billion.
Shares of Bausch & Lomb closed Tuesday at $68.64 and were recently halted at the
New York Stock Exchange
. Advanced Medical, which has a smaller market cap than Bausch, was halted at $35.89.