RR Donnelley to Acquire Edgar Online for $70.5M
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and EDGAR Online (NASDAQ: EDGR) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals. The deal is valued at approximately $70.5 million, which includes $1.092 per common share, assumption of debt and payment of an amount equal to the redemption price of the preferred shares. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2012. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to RR Donnelley's earnings in the first full year after the closing of the transaction and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval and approval of EDGAR Online shareholders.
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