Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
As previously announced, on November 10, 2019, Open Text Corporation (OpenText) and Coral Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of OpenText (Purchaser), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with Carbonite, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Carbonite). to the Merger Agreement, and on the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, among other things, Purchaser commenced a tender offer on November 25, 2019, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Carbonite, par value $0.01 per share (each, a Share), at a purchase price of $23.00 per Share in cash, without interest and net of applicable withholding of taxes (the Offer Price), upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated November 25, 2019 (as amended or supplemented, the Offer to Purchase), and in the related letter of transmittal (as amended or supplemented, the Letter of Transmittal and together with the Offer to Purchase, the Offer).
The Offer expired at one minute after 11:59 P.M., Eastern time, on Monday, December 23, 2019 (the Expiration Time). The Depositary (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) has advised that a total of 28,703,509 Shares (excluding Shares tendered to guaranteed delivery procedures that have not yet been received (as defined in Section 251(h)(6)(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL)), were validly tendered in accordance with the terms of the Offer and not withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time. The validly tendered Shares represent approximately 81.51% of the Shares outstanding immediately after consummation of the Offer. In addition, notices of guaranteed delivery have been delivered with respect to 3,482,105 Shares. The number of Shares (excluding Shares tendered to guaranteed delivery procedures that have not yet been received (as defined in Section 251(h)(6)(f) of the DGCL)) tendered into the Offer satisfied the Minimum Condition (as defined in the Merger Agreement) immediately prior to the Expiration Time. All conditions to the Offer have been satisfied or waived. Purchaser has accepted for payment all Shares that were validly tendered to the Offer and not withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time.
On December 24, 2019, following the expiration of the Offer and acceptance for payment of the Shares tendered to the Offer, OpenText completed its acquisition of Carbonite to the terms of the Merger Agreement. to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, Purchaser merged with and into Carbonite (the Merger), with Carbonite surviving the Merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of OpenText, without a stockholder vote to adopt the Merger Agreement or effect the Merger, in accordance with Section 251(h) of the DGCL. As a result of the Merger, each Share outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time was converted into the right to receive an amount in cash per Share equal to the Offer Price, other than each Share (i) to be converted or cancelled to the Merger Agreement, (ii) owned by Carbonite stockholders who are entitled to and who properly exercised appraisal rights under DGCL Section 262 with respect to such Shares or (iii) irrevocably accepted for purchase to the Offer. Upon closing of the Merger, OpenText paid the aggregate merger consideration of approximately $894.19 million. OpenText provided Purchaser with the funds necessary to complete the Offer and the Merger in accordance with the Merger Agreement.
As a result of the Merger, the Shares will be delisted and will cease trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC. OpenText and Purchaser intend to take steps to cause the termination of the registration of the Shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) and to suspend all of Carbonites reporting obligations under the Exchange Act as promptly as practicable.
The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Merger Agreement which is incorporated by reference herein from Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by OpenText with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on November 12, 2019.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 24, 2019, OpenText issued a press release regarding the matters described in this Current Report on Form 8-K. A copy of the press release is being furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.