NCR Corp (NCR) Acquires Retalix (RTLX) for $30/Sh, or $650 Million

November 28, 2012 4:06 PM EST Send to a Friend
Confirming earlier reports, NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced after the close of trading Wednesday a definitive agreement to acquire Retalix Ltd. (NASDAQ: RTLX) for a cash purchase price of $30.00 per Retalix share, implying a transaction value of approximately $650 million.

The addition of Retalix will strengthen NCR’s global leadership position in the retail industry, and builds upon its successful integration of Radiant Systems into the NCR portfolio of solutions.

NCR also expects to use Retalix’s software to accelerate the development of NCR’s enterprise software platform, creating new software modules that can be used across the retail industry and leveraged across NCR’s financial, travel and hospitality industries on a global scale.

Under the terms of the agreement, Retalix will merge with a subsidiary of NCR, and Retalix shareholders will receive $30.00 in cash per share of Retalix common stock. The transaction will be financed through a combination of cash and debt, and is expected to be accretive to NCR’s Non-GAAP earnings for 2013.

The transaction, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, is subject to, among other things, approval by Retalix Ltd. shareholders, the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the satisfaction of other regulatory requirements and customary closing conditions. NCR has entered into voting agreements with Alpha Group and Ronex, the two largest Retalix Ltd. shareholders who hold approximately 38% of Retalix’s outstanding shares.

Earlier rumors had shares of Retalix Ltd. trading up 34.7 percent before being halted. NCR was also halted late in the session.


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