Carbonite (CARB) to be Acquired by OpenText (OTEX) for $23/Share in $1.42 Billion Deal

November 11, 2019 8:01 AM

Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by OpenTextTM (NASDAQ: OTEX) for $23.00 per Carbonite share in cash. The transaction values Carbonite at an enterprise value of approximately $1.42 billion and represents a 78% premium to Carbonite’s unaffected closing stock price on September 5, 2019, the last trading day before a media report was published speculating about a potential sale process.

“Following expressions of interest from multiple parties, the Carbonite Board conducted a thorough and comprehensive process, which included contact with a number of strategic and financial parties, to identify the best way to maximize shareholder value,” said Steve Munford, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President/Executive Chairman of the Board of Carbonite. “The Board strongly believes that a transaction with OpenText delivers compelling, immediate and substantial cash value to shareholders.

Munford continued, “Carbonite has expanded its solutions to become a leader in cyber resiliency. We have grown through both organic and inorganic opportunities over the years, enhancing our routes to market, diversifying our customer base, and assembling a talented workforce, while adding meaningful scale. Joining with OpenText is an exciting next step for Carbonite.”

OpenText is a leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), both on-premises and for cloud services, offering the only complete solution for EIM with a comprehensive view of all the information within an organization. OpenText operates in 40 countries, providing a tested platform for growth and new sales opportunities.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of Carbonite common stock and regulatory approvals.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisor to Carbonite, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as legal advisor.

Third Quarter 2019 Results:

Carbonite also announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019:

Conference Call

The public is invited to listen to the OpenText conference call today at 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00 a.m. PT) by dialing 1-800-319-4610 (toll-free) or +1-604-638-5340 (international). Please dial-in 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure proper connection. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at investors.opentext.com.

A replay of the call will be available beginning November 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. on November 25, 2019 and can be accessed by dialing 1-855-669-9658 (toll-free) or +1-604-674-8052 (international) and using passcode 3870 followed by the number sign.

In light of the transaction with OpenText announced today, Carbonite has cancelled its third quarter results conference call that had been scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm ET and will not be providing a business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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