Majesco (NASDAQ: MJCO), a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced that it has signed an amended definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, L.P., a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, in a transaction valuing the company at $729 million. Following the closing of the transaction, Majesco will operate as a privately held company.
Under the amendment, Thoma Bravo will acquire all of Majesco's outstanding shares for $16.00 per share. The price represents a premium of approximately 113% over Majesco's average closing price of $7.52 during the 30-trading day period ended July 17, 2020.
The proposed merger is subject to the approval of Majesco shareholders and the approval of the shareholders of Majesco's parent company, Majesco Limited. Majesco's and Majesco Limited's Boards of Directors have unanimously approved the merger and recommend that their respective shareholders approve the merger. Majesco Limited's promoter shareholders have entered into a voting agreement to vote in favor of a transaction with Thoma Bravo and against a competing transaction, which remains in place for a 7-month period following any termination of the transaction documents. Majesco will solicit written consents from its shareholders to approve the Merger Agreement and expects to distribute the consent solicitation statement in August 2020.
The increased offer from Thoma Bravo and the amendment followed Majesco's receipt of an unsolicited acquisition proposal from an unaffiliated third party.
Completion of the merger is not subject to a financing condition but is subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties, performance of the covenants and other agreements included in the Merger Agreement and customary closing conditions for a transaction of this type, including regulatory approvals in the US and India. Assuming satisfaction of those conditions, the Company expects the merger to close by the end of 2020.
Nomura Securities International, Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Majesco, and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and Khaitan & Co are acting as legal advisors to Majesco and Majesco Limited, respectively. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Trilegal are acting as legal advisor to Thoma Bravo.
Shares of Majesco Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs.645.65 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 614.95. The total number of shares traded during the day was 17296 in over 1158 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 645.65 and intraday low of 613.5. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 11099120.