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Microsoft to buy AI firm Nuance Communications in $19.7 bln deal

April 12 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Monday that it will buy Nuance Communications Inc in a $19.7 billion deal, as it looks to bolster its suite of enterprise applications with the artificial intelligence firm’s advanced speech technology.

Microsoft’s offer price of $56 per share is at a premium of 22.86% to Nuance’s last close of $45.58. (Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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