News : Xura Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Affiliates of Siris Capital Group
Wakefield, MA, USA, May 23, 2016 -- Xura, Inc., (NASDAQ:MESG), a provider of digital communications services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris") In addition, as part of the transaction, Xura's existing credit facility will be refinanced.
Under the terms of the agreement, Siris will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Xura's common stock on May 20, 2016. The agreement was unanimously approved by Xura's Board of Directors, which recommended that Xura's stockholders adopt the agreement with Siris. A special meeting of Xura's stockholders will be held as soon as practicable following the filing of a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and subsequent mailing to stockholders.
Philippe Tartavull, President and CEO of Xura, said, "Over the past year, the company has experienced unprecedented change, with the divestment of the Comverse BSS business and the combination of Comverse and Acision to form Xura. Siris' acquisition of Xura is a strong endorsement of our transformation strategy and provides immediate value to our stockholders. Working in a private setting will allow greater flexibility to accelerate our strategy to bring best-in-class messaging, voicemail, security, and monetization solutions to our customers."
Commenting on the transaction, Hubert de Pesquidoux, Siris Capital Executive Partner, said: "Xura has a strong, credible history in delivering communications services to CSPs globally, and will continue to have long-term value for the digital ecosystem as the company evolves. We see great potential and talent within the organization, and we are excited to partner with Xura to build a business with digital innovation and customers at its core."
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of stockholder approval and the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other foreign antitrust regulatory approvals, as necessary. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition. Upon completion of the acquisition, Xura will become wholly owned by an affiliate of Siris. The transaction is currently expected to close in the third fiscal quarter of 2016.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016