Why Blackbaud Shares Are Trading Higher Today

  • Blackbaud, Inc BLKB shares gained close to 16% premarket over reports of a possible takeover offer.
  • However, after reviewing the offer, Blackbaud's board rejected the non-binding proposal from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., to acquire all of the company's outstanding shares for $71.00 per share in cash.
  • Following this comprehensive review, the board unanimously determined that the proposal was highly opportunistic and significantly undervalued Blackbaud. 
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  • As such, the board determined that the Clearlake proposal is not an appropriate basis for engagement and is not in the best interest of stockholders.
  • The takeover offer implied a 22.8% premium to Blackbaud's Friday closing price of $57.83.
  • The per-share bid would value Blackbaud at about $3.78 billion.
  • Clearlake owned 9.75 million Blackbaud shares, or 18.3% of the shares outstanding. 
  • In February, Blackbaud reported fourth-quarter revenue growth of 10.8% year-on-year to $274.8 million, missing the consensus of $278.2 million.
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.68 beat the consensus of $0.60.
  • Price Action: BLKB shares traded higher by 15.4% at $66.75 premarket on the last check Monday.
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