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Mooreland Partners advises Adept Technology on sale to OMRON

Mooreland Partners, an independent investment bank providing M&A advisory and capital raising services to the global technology industry, has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Adept Technology on its sale to OMRON Corporation.

OMRON plans to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Adept, via an all-cash tender offer to be followed by a second-step merger. OMRON is offering Adept investors USD13.00 per share of Adept, which represents a 63 per cent premium over the stock's closing price on 15 September, 2015. This values Adept at approximately USD200 million. OMRON will fund the tender offer through cash on hand. The tender offer is expected to commence on or about 23 September, 2015, and the transaction is expected to close on or about 23 October, 2015. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including at least a majority of shares of Adept common stock being tendered in the offer, expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and receipt of required foreign antitrust approvals. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
 
Based in Pleasanton, California, Adept is the largest US-based manufacturer of industrial robots including autonomous mobile robots, industrial robots, configurable linear modules, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, as well as machine vision systems and software. The company's strategy is to provide a broad range of highly reliable integrated products along with world-class service to allow manufacturers to maximise productivity, safety, flexibility and product quality.
 
Commenting on the acquisition, Rick Dalton (pictured), Managing Director at Mooreland, says: ”The acquisition of Adept gives OMRON advanced robotics capability to enhance its industrial automation technology product offering. Mooreland's Industrial Technology group is pleased to have participated in yet another ground breaking transaction in advanced robotics following our announcement a few months ago about the sale of Universal Robots to Teradyne."
 
Headquartered in Kyoto Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 39,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries and regions

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