Transaction Valued at Approximately $5.3 Billion or $48.75 Per Share
The Permira Funds Partner with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to Acquire World’s Number One Independent Enterprise Data Integration Provider
Bangalore, India. – April 8, 2015 – Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) (the “Company”), the world’s number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a company controlled by the Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for approximately $5.3 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,” said 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,” said 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,” said 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 forwardto 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.
Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique “Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.” capabilities of the Informatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,500 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks.
Permira is an international private equity firm. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €25 billion and has made over 200 private equity investments.
Permira specializes in five key sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology and its portfolio currently comprises over 25 companies. Permira employs over 120 professionals based in Dubai, Frankfurt, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Seoul, Stockholm and Tokyo.
Permira established itself in North America in 2002 and today has offices in New York and Menlo Park. The Permira funds have a long track record of successfully investing in technology companies around the world including NDS, Genesys, Ancestry.com, TeamViewer, Renaissance Learning, Metalogix, LegalZoom.com, and Teraco. Since 1997, over 33% of the Permira funds’ investments have been in the core sector of Technology.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB
invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, New York City, São Paulo, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. At December 31, 2014, the CPP Fund totalled C$238.8 billion.