Zebra Technologies to acquire Xplore Technologies for $6.00 per share
Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) and Xplore Technologies (XPLR) announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire all outstanding common stock of Xplore for $6.00 per share in cash.
Under the terms of the agreement, Zebra plans to implement the acquisition via a tender offer. Xplore has established a leading position as an innovative developer of semi-, fully- and ultra-rugged tablets, 2-in-1 laptops, and a range of performance matched accessories.
These products serve existing vertical markets for Zebra such as retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare, and provide an inroad into new markets including oil & gas, utility, government and public safety. Xplore generated revenue of $87M in the 12-month period ended March 31.
Zebra is effecting the acquisition through a public tender offer for 100% of the shares of Xplore.
In connection with the execution of the merger agreement, certain Xplore shareholders have entered into tender support agreements with Zebra pursuant to which they have agreed to tender their shares to Zebra’s offer.
The aggregate consideration of the transaction, including assumed indebtedness, is expected to be less than or equal to $90M.
Zebra expects to fund the transaction with a combination of cash on hand along with fully committed financing available under its credit facility. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q3.
XPLR closed at $4.12.
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