Ascent Capital Group's Monitronics Int'l to Buy Securities Networks for $487.5M in Cash, 253,333 Shares
Ascent Capital Group, Inc., ("Ascent") (Nasdaq: ASCMA) announced today that its primary operating subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., (“Monitronics”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Security Networks, LLC, resulting in a leading home security solutions provider with greater scale, an expanded footprint and enhanced growth prospects.
The transaction consideration will consist of $487.5 million of cash and 253,333 newly issued shares of Ascent Series A common stock with an agreed value of $20 million. The purchase price is subject to adjustment at closing and is based upon Security Networks delivering recurring monthly revenue (as defined in the acquisition agreement, “Acquisition RMR”) of $8.8 million. The transaction will be financed primarily with new debt at the Ascent and Monitronics levels, as well as an incremental amount of cash from Ascent's balance sheet. The transaction is expected to close in mid-August 2013, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
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