OpenText Buys Daegis Inc.
Acquisition Strengthens OpenText’s Information Governance Leadership
Waterloo, ON –
OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Company D Merger Sub Inc., it has successfully completed its acquisition of Daegis Inc. (OTC Pink: DAEG), a global software and services company with solutions for information archiving, information governance, application development and migration. Daegis brings a broad range of information governance expertise and technology to OpenText that enable customers to mitigate the risks and costs associated with information sprawl and the permanent retention of information.
“Let me welcome Daegis customers, partners and employees to OpenText. With the Daegis acquisition, OpenText strengthens its information governance capabilities,” said OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. “Daegis’ deep expertise in information governance technology will strengthen OpenText’s current offerings and we will support all Daegis customers and partners in archiving, hosted eDiscovery managed services, migration and mobile development tools.”
The previously announced tender offer expired at 12:01 A.M., New York City time, on Monday, November 23, 2015, and was not extended. The depositary for the tender offer advised Company D Merger Sub Inc. that, as of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 14,113,666 shares were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer, representing a total of approximately 86.12% of Daegis’ outstanding shares (excluding shares tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures but not yet delivered and shares that were owned as of the date of the commencement of the tender offer by Daegis or any direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Daegis). In addition, notices of guaranteed delivery have been delivered with respect to 30,699 shares. Company D Merger Sub Inc. accepted for payment all shares tendered in the tender offer and will pay for all such tendered shares as soon as practicable in accordance with the terms of the offer.
Company D Merger Sub Inc. subsequently completed the merger without a vote of Daegis’ stockholders pursuant to Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, with Daegis surviving the merger as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of OpenText. Daegis shares ceased trading on the OTC Pink® marketplace on November 23, 2015. In connection with the merger, all remaining Daegis shares (other than shares held by OpenText or Daegis or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries (including Company D Merger Sub Inc.) or held by any Daegis stockholder who properly exercised appraisal rights under Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law) not validly tendered into, or withdrawn from, the tender offer will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive US$0.82 per share in cash, the same consideration per share offered in the tender offer.
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