Thoma Bravo to Acquire Mediware (MEDW) for $22/Share Cash

September 12, 2012 7:31 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDW) has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC in a transaction valued at approximately $195 million. Under the terms of the agreement, pending shareholder approval, Mediware shareholders will receive $22.00 in cash for each share of Mediware common stock. This represents an approximately 40 percent premium over the Company's most recent closing price.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including requisite regulatory approvals and the approval of Mediware shareholders. The Mediware board of directors has unanimously approved the agreement and recommends that Mediware's shareholders approve the transaction. The transaction is not subject to a financing condition. Mediware expects the transaction to close before December 31, 2012. At closing, Thoma Bravo will acquire 100 percent of Mediware's outstanding shares.

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. served as exclusive financial advisor to Mediware and provided a fairness opinion to the Company's board of directors. Herrick, Feinstein LLP provided legal counsel to Mediware. Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel to Thoma Bravo, LLC.


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