- September 1, 2006
- Posted by: EARSC
- Categories: EARSC News, Internationalization
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 31, 2006
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR), a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman LLC and Texas Pacific Group in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Intergraph stockholders will receive $44.00 in cash for each share of Intergraph common stock, representing a 22% premium over Intergraph’s average closing share price for the last twenty trading days.
?¨We are pleased to announce this transaction which represents the culmination of a thorough review of our standalone plan and strategic alternatives,?Æ said Sidney L. McDonald, Chairman of the Intergraph Board of Directors. ?¨Our Board of Directors believes this transaction is in the best interests of our stockholders and underscores the significant operational and financial improvements Intergraph has made over the past three years.?Æ
?¨Hellman & Friedman and Texas Pacific Group are leading global private equity firms with tremendous capital resources, significant expertise in software and technology and proven track records of building leading global companies. Both H&F and TPG share our commitment to accelerate Intergraph’s growth initiatives consistent with our ?´Now’-?´Next’-?´After Next’ business transformation plan,?Æ said R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph President & CEO. ?¨Intergraph remains deeply committed to the markets we serve, and we now expect to have even greater flexibility to invest in our customers, technology, people and future. I attribute Intergraph’s business transformation and operational progress to the people of Intergraph, whose determination and dedication to our modern mission have made our recent results possible.?Æ
?¨Intergraph is well positioned to continue to provide its market leading software and services solutions to the energy, chemical, and shipbuilding infrastructure design markets, as well as to the increasingly relevant areas of critical infrastructure protection and homeland security,?Æ said Bryan Taylor, Partner at Texas Pacific Group. ?¨We are looking forward to partnering with the management team to continue to grow the business and to invest behind the strong secular trends in the Company’s end-markets. Given our significant experience in the software and services, energy and communications markets globally, the TPG team is confident that it can support Intergraph as it expands its product suite and global customer base.?Æ
?¨We believe Intergraph is a uniquely positioned global software and services company,?Æ said David R. Tunnell, Managing Director of Hellman & Friedman LLC. ?¨It has a strong franchise with leading positions in large and growing markets, and a top-notch management team. We look forward to supporting the Intergraph workforce in its efforts to serve customers and grow long-term business value.?Æ
Hellman & Friedman and Texas Pacific Group, both based in San Francisco , have previously partnered on a number of investments, including Linsco/Private Ledger ( LPL Financial Services ) and Texas Genco. Investing alongside the lead investors will be JMI Equity, a San Diego-based private equity firm exclusively focused on the software and business service industries.
Intergraph’s Board of Directors has approved the merger agreement and has resolved to recommend that Intergraph’s stockholders adopt the agreement. The transaction will be financed through a combination of debt and equity financing and cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of Intergraph. There is no financing condition to the obligations of the equity sponsors to consummate the transaction.
Goldman Sachs & Co. is acting as financial advisor to Intergraph’s Board of Directors in connection with the merger. Morgan Stanley is acting as sole financial advisor to the investor group. Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is acting as legal advisor for Intergraph, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal advisor to the investor group.
Conference Call and Webcast
The Company’s management will host a conference call to discuss this announcement tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-857-2447 (toll free) or 1-517-308-9413 (international), or you may listen to a live Webcast of the call through the investor relations section of Intergraph’s Website at www.intergraph.com/investors. An audio replay of the call will be available shortly after the call concludes and will remain available until Friday, September 29, 2006. You may access the replay of the conference call by dialing 1-866-418-1755 (toll free) or 1-203-369-0747 (international), or by visiting the investor relations section of Intergraph’s Website at www.intergraph.com/investors.
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the Company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
About Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm with offices in San Francisco , New York and London . The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including financial services, professional services, asset management, software and information, media and energy. Since its founding in 1984, the Firm has raised and, through its affiliated funds, managed over $8 billion of committed capital. Recent investments include: Activant Solutions Inc., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, DoubleClick, Inc., GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings, Ltd., LPL Holdings, Inc., Mondrian Investment Partners, Ltd., The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NDAQ), Texas Genco LLC, Vertafore, Inc. and VNU N.V.
About Texas Pacific Group
Texas Pacific Group is a private investment partnership that was founded in 1992 and currently has more than $30 billion of assets under management. With offices in San Francisco , London , Hong Kong, and Fort Worth and other locations globally, TPG has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, joint ventures and restructurings. TPG seeks to invest in world-class franchises across a range of industries, including industrials (Altivity Packaging, British Vita, Grohe, Kraton Polymers, Texas Genco), technology (Lenovo, MEMC, Seagate), retail/consumer (Debenhams, Ducati, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Petco), airlines (America West, Continental), media and communications (Findexa, MGM, TIM Hellas), financial services (Endurance Specialty Holdings, Fidelity National Information Services, LPL Financial Services) and healthcare (IASIS Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Quintiles Transnational), among others. Visit www.texaspacificgroup.com.
About JMI Equity
JMI Equity, based in Baltimore and San Diego , is a private equity firm exclusively focused on investments in the software and business services industries. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 70 companies throughout North America and has approximately $700 million of capital under management. JMI invests in growing businesses. The firm’s focus is on providing the first institutional capital to self-funded companies. JMI also invests in select recapitalization and management buyout financings. Representative investments include Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), DoubleClick, Inc., Jackson Hewitt, Inc. (NYSE: JTX), Mission Critical Software, Inc. (acquired by NetIQ, Inc. Nasdaq: NTIQ), NEON Systems, Inc. (acquired by Progress Software Corporation Nasdaq: PRGS), Transaction Systems Architects, Inc.
(Nasdaq: TSAI) and Unica Corporation (Nasdaq: UNCA). For more information on JMI Equity, visit www.jmiequity.com .