NASDAQ to Buy Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations, Multimedia Solutions Units, Will Pay $390M in Cash
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Thomson Reuters to acquire the Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses, which provide insight, analytics and communications solutions to more than 7,000 clients worldwide. Upon completion of the transaction, these complementary businesses will be integrated into NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The combination would create a global corporate services portfolio, with more diversified and comprehensive offerings to sell to NASDAQ OMX's listing and corporate clients. NASDAQ OMX expects the acquisition, once completed, to be accretive to earnings within the first 12 months, excluding transaction-related costs, and to generate attractive returns on capital.
NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions helps public and private companies and organizations minimize risk, maximize efficiency and increase transparency with a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of products and services that delivers market intelligence and improves communications effectiveness with key constituencies.
NASDAQ OMX has made a binding offer to acquire Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses for $390 million in cash. Thomson Reuters and NASDAQ OMX will begin the information and consultation process with respect to this proposed transaction with all relevant works councils, unions and employee representatives. Upon completion of the employee information and consultation process, NASDAQ OMX expects Thomson Reuters to enter into a definitive purchase and sale agreement in respect of the proposed acquisition. The proposed transaction will also be subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first half of 2013. Until the closing of the transaction, NASDAQ OMX and these Thomson Reuters businesses will continue to operate as independent companies and will remain committed to providing superior service to create value for their customers.
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