Hefner to Take Playboy Enterprises (PLA) Private for $6.15/Share

January 10, 2011 7:57 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA) announced that they have agreed to go private for $6.15 per share.

The acquisition is being made by Icon Acquisition Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership controlled by Hugh M. Hefner.

Closing is expected in Q111.

From the release:

"Under the terms of the transaction, the purchaser will offer to acquire all of PEI's outstanding shares of Class A voting (PLAA) and Class B non-voting (PLA) common stock that Mr. Hefner and his affiliates do not own for $6.15 per share in cash. Through Mr. Hefner's trusts, Mr. Hefner controls approximately 69.5% of the Class A shares and 27.7% of the Class B shares. In connection with the transaction, Mr. Hefner has agreed to transfer all shares to the purchaser and not to tender such shares in the offer."

Lazard is acting as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is acting as legal counsel to Playboy Enterprises. Raine Securities LLC is acting as financial advisor and Kaye Scholer LLP is acting as legal counsel to the Special Committee. Moelis & Company LLC is acting as financial advisor and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is acting as legal counsel to Mr. Hefner. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is acting as financial advisor and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is acting as legal counsel to Rizvi Traverse.


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