The Permira Funds Partner with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire world's number one independent enterprise data integration provider.
Informatica Corporation, an independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services, is to be acquired by a company controlled by the Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for approximately USD5.3 billion.
Under the terms of the agreement, Informatica shareholders will receive $48.75 in cash for each share of Informatica common stock.
Informatica is acknowledged as a leader in several technology categories, including Cloud Integration, Data Integration for Big Data initiatives, and MDM Solutions. Informatica's three-pronged growth strategy is to expand across all major geographic regions, grow across all customer data initiatives, and advance technology leadership in all things data.
"After careful consideration and deliberation of strategic alternatives, our Board of Directors unanimously concluded that the sale of Informatica to the Permira funds and CPPIB is in the best interest of all Informatica stakeholders," says Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and chief executive officer, Informatica. "While delivering immediate compelling value to our shareholders, we remain committed to the long-term success of our customers, partners, and employees. Permira and CPPIB share both our vision for Informatica to power the data-ready enterprise and our conviction in sustained long-term growth."
"Informatica is an outstanding company and a clear leader in the essential field of enterprise data solutions," says Brian Ruder, a Permira Partner and Co-Head of the firm's Technology Sector Team. "We are very excited about the Company's ongoing transition to cloud and subscription based services, as well as its continued pursuit of four separate billion dollar market opportunities in cloud integration, master data management, data integration for next generation analytics, and data security. In addition, we look forward to working with this talented team of dedicated employees and CPPIB to grow the business and achieve Informatica's highest potential."
"This transaction represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a market-leading enterprise data integration solutions provider," says Mark Jenkins, Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments, CPPIB. "Informatica's differentiated suite of software solutions, stable base of recurring revenues and strong potential for future growth make this a highly attractive investment for CPPIB. We look forward to partnering with the Informatica team and the Permira funds to accelerate the Company's growth and to support Informatica's continued market leadership in product innovation."
Informatica's Board of Directors has unanimously approved the merger agreement and resolved to recommend that Informatica shareholders adopt the agreement. The transaction is expected to be completed in either the second or third quarter of 2015, subject to receipt of shareholder approval and customary regulatory approvals, as well as satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
Qatalyst Partners acted as financial advisor to Informatica and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati acted as legal counsel.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co, Macquarie Capital, and Union Square Advisors LLC served as financial advisors to the Permira funds and CPPIB while Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP served as legal advisors. BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, and RBC Capital Markets are serving as joint bookrunners on the financing. CPPIB was also separately advised by Torys LLP.