Virtusa stockholders greenlight deal to sell to BPEA for $2bn

Virtusa stockholders have approved the company's sale to Baring Private Equity Asia for $51.35 per share or about $2 billion.

Virtusa stockholders have approved the company’s sale to Baring Private Equity Asia for $51.35 per share or about $2 billion. Virtusa is a provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology services and solutions.


SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) today announced that its stockholders voted to adopt the previously announced merger agreement (the “Transaction”), under which funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Virtusa for $51.35 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.0 billion.

At the special meeting of Virtusa stockholders held on November 20, 2020, approximately 98.7% of the shares voted were cast in favor of the Transaction, representing approximately 81.1% of Virtusa’s total outstanding shares of common stock. Virtusa will file a Form 8-K disclosing the full voting results.

“On behalf of Virtusa’s Board of Directors and executive management team, I would like to thank our shareholders for their overwhelming support of the transaction with BPEA,” said Kris Canekeratne, Chairman and CEO of Virtusa. “Our partnership with BPEA will accelerate our plans to be the leading provider of digital transformation for global 2000 companies, and we look forward to the close of the transaction.”

The Transaction, which is expected to close in the first half of 2021, is subject to customary regulatory requirements, including approval from The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and customary closing conditions.

About Virtusa
Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovation engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

About BPEA
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with assets under management of approximately US$20 billion. The firm runs a private equity investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies for expansion or acquisitions with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, as well as investing in companies globally that can benefit from further expansion into the Asia Pacific region. BPEA also manages dedicated funds focused on private real estate and private credit. The firm has a 23-year history and over 190 employees located across offices in Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and the US. BPEA currently has over 40 portfolio companies active across Asia with a total of 224,000 employees and sales of approximately US$39 billion.

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