Carbonite To Be Acquired by OpenText



  • Carbonite To Be Acquired by OpenText for $23.00 Per Share

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2019-- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a global leader in data protection and cybersecurity, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by OpenTextTM (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX:OTEX), a market leader in Enterprise Information Management software and solutions, 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.



  • For anyone not following along at home, Carbonite purchased Webroot a year or so ago.



  • Interesting, I have never liked OpenText (Last time I used them was with Fax Machines).


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