Canadian business communications provider Mitel Networks Corp (TSX: MNW, Nasdaq: MITL) said its shareholders have approved the company’s acquisition by an investor group led by U.S. private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners.
About 97.5 percent of the shares voted at a meeting today were cast in favour of the deal, which was announced in April at a value of about $2.6 billion (US$2 billion), including debt. It is expected to close in the second half of this year.
Based in Ottawa, Mitel provides business connections for more than 70 million users in over 100 countries.
Mitel Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Mitel By Affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners
OTTAWA, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced that its shareholders approved the acquisition of Mitel by an investor group led by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P at the special meeting of Mitel shareholders held today. Approximately 97.5% of the shares voted at the meeting were cast in favor of the resolution to approve the arrangement. Additional details regarding the voting results from the meeting will be filed on SEDAR and EDGAR.
Upon closing of the arrangement, Mitel shareholders will receive $11.15 per common share in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes.
The arrangement is expected to close during the second half of 2018, subject to remaining customary closing conditions, including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals and Canadian court approval. Prior to today’s vote, the conditions to the arrangement relating to the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the Competition Act (Canada) and relating to notification to and approval of The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation were satisfied. Further information about the arrangement is set forth in the materials prepared by Mitel in respect of the special meeting, which are available under Mitel’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.
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