Shareholders to Receive $66.00 per Ordinary Share and ADS in cash
SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SURESNES, France, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoma Bravo and Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) ("Talend or "the Company") today announced that Thoma Bravo has commenced the previously-announced tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") of Talend for $66.00 per ordinary share and ADS (each ADS representing one ordinary share) in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes.
The tender offer is being made pursuant to the memorandum of understanding between Talend and Thoma Bravo dated March 10, 2021. As previously announced on May 5, 2021, the Talend Board of Directors unanimously determined that the Thoma Bravo offer is consistent with and will further the business objectives and goals of Talend, and is in the best interests of the Company, its employees, and its shareholders, and recommends that all holders of ordinary shares and ADSs accept Thoma Bravo's offer and tender their outstanding shares and/or ADSs to Thoma Bravo.
The tender offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 28, 2021, unless extended or terminated. The closing of the tender offer is subject to the valid tender of ordinary shares and ADSs of Talend representing – together with ordinary shares and ADSs of Talend beneficially owned by Thoma Bravo, if any – at least 80% of the fully diluted ordinary shares and ADSs, as well as the receipt of customary transactional regulatory approvals (including French foreign investment control procedure), and other customary closing conditions.
As previously announced, Talend expects to convene a general meeting of the shareholders in late July 2021 to vote in particular on transactions that would result in the Company structurally, but not operationally, redomiciling in the Netherlands. Following the closing of the tender offer and completion of the redomiciling and related transactions, any ordinary shares or ADSs not tendered will be redeemed for a price equal to the price per ordinary share and ADS paid in the tender offer. The tender offer is not contingent on the redomiciling and related transactions. The Company expects the tender offer to be completed in the third quarter of 2021 and the redomiciling and related transactions are expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.
In connection with these transactions, Talend's existing activities, including assets, liabilities and employees, will be first transferred to a new wholly-owned French subsidiary. Additionally, upon completion of the transactions, Talend will become a privately held company and Talend's ADSs will no longer be listed on any public market, assuming the completion of the tender offer and the redomiciling and related transactions.
Talend notes that the transactions to be voted upon at the general meeting will be conditioned upon the closing of Thoma Bravo's tender offer and described in greater detail upon the filing of the Company's proxy statement and Schedule 14D-9. The timing of each of these milestones is subject to the occurrence of various conditions outside the control of Talend and Thoma Bravo, including obtaining necessary regulatory approvals, and as a result, certain milestones may take more or less time to complete.
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About Thoma Bravo
Thoma Bravo is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with more than $78 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. The firm invests in growth-oriented, innovative companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Leveraging the firm's deep sector expertise and proven strategic and operational capabilities, Thoma Bravo collaborates with its portfolio companies to implement operating best practices, drive growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. Over the past 20 years, the firm has acquired more than 300 companies representing over $85 billion in enterprise value. The firm has offices in Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, visit thomabravo.com.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed acquisition of Talend S.A. ("Talend"), Tahoe BidCo B.V. ("Purchaser") commenced a tender offer for all of the outstanding ordinary shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), each representing one ordinary share, of Talend on June 11, 2021. This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Talend. It is also not a substitute for the tender offer materials that Purchaser filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or the solicitation/recommendation statement that Talend filed on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC upon commencement of the tender offer. Purchaser filed tender offer materials on Schedule TO with the SEC, and Talend filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC. THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AND CONSIDERED BY TALEND'S STOCKHOLDERS and ADS HOLDERS BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER. Both the tender offer materials and the solicitation/recommendation statement are available to Talend's stockholders and ADS holders free of charge. A free copy of the tender offer materials and the solicitation/recommendation statement will also be made available to all of Talend's stockholders and ADS holders by contacting Talend at email@example.com, or by visiting Talend's website (www.talend.com). In addition, the tender offer materials and the solicitation/recommendation statement (and all other documents filed by Talend with the SEC) are available at no charge on the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). TALEND'S STOCKHOLDERS AND ADS HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT, AS EACH MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED BY PURCHASER OR TALEND WITH THE SEC BEFORE THEY MAKE ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER. THESE MATERIALS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TENDER OFFER, PURCHASER AND TALEND.
This document contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the satisfaction of conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction and the expected completion of the proposed transaction, as well as other statements that are not historical fact. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, as well as Talend's views and assumptions regarding future events as of the time such statements are being made. Such forward looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the potential failure to satisfy conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction due to the failure to receive a sufficient number of tendered shares in the tender offer, as well as those described in cautionary statements contained elsewhere herein and in Talend's periodic reports filed with the SEC including the statements set forth under "Risk Factors" set forth in Talend's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and any subsequent reports on Form 10-Q or form 8-K filed with the SEC, the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer) filed by Purchaser, and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 filed by Talend. As a result of these and other risks, the proposed transaction may not be completed on the timeframe expected or at all. These forward-looking statements reflect Talend's expectations as of the date of this report. The forward-looking statements included in this communication are made only as of the date hereof. Talend assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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