Demonstrates Union Square Advisors’ continued strength in advising leading technology companies on their most important, industry-defining transactions
On December 12, 2016, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm. Under the terms of the agreement, Lionbridge stockholders will receive $5.75 per share in cash for each share of Lionbridge common stock, representing a 17% premium over Lionbridge’s 60 day-weighted average price per share as of December 9, 2016.
“We are pleased to announce this agreement,” said Rory Cowan, Chairman and CEO of Lionbridge. “The acquisition will allow Lionbridge to continue to focus on providing the most innovative language and technology solutions to more than 800 world-leading brands, while accelerating our proven leadership in global content and communications. Our Board of Directors believes this transaction is in the best interest of our stockholders and affirms Lionbridge’s tremendous value and market-leadership.”
Closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among others, the affirmative vote in favor of the transaction by holders of a majority of the Company’s outstanding common stock and the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. It is anticipated that the special meeting of Lionbridge’s stockholders to vote on the transaction will be held in the first quarter of 2017, and, if the transaction is approved, the merger would be expected to close shortly thereafter.
About Lionbridge Technologies
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries. To learn more, visit www.lionbridge.com.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.
About Union Square Advisors
Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading technology-focused investment bank that offers strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution as well as agented private capital financing services. Founded in 2007, with offices in San Francisco and New York, Union Square Advisors works with leading public and private technology companies, private equity and venture capital firms across the technology landscape with a primary focus on Software, Software-Enabled Services, IT Infrastructure and Internet/Digital Media/Marketing Technology. Since inception, Union Square Advisors has advised on over 70 transactions, valued in excess of $89 billion. For more information, visit www.usadvisors.com.