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Avid Enters Into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Orad Hi-Tec Systems for EUR5.67 Per Share
- Avid expects that the combined company will further Avid's position as the most comprehensive provider of content creation to distribution workflows for broadcast and media customers around the world.
- Avid believes the addition of Orad's products to the Avid platform will further enhance the value of the platform to Avid customers.
- Joining the larger Avid organization opens opportunities for Orad to gain operating efficiencies and to make the innovation investments most important to Orad customers.
Avid expects the transaction to be accretive on an Adjusted EBITDA and cash flow basis, and will be financed by a new
$100 millionsenior subordinated credit facility.
"We have followed Orad's success in the market for many years and are excited about the prospects of what our combined companies can accomplish," said
"Avid has a long-standing heritage of industry leadership, and it's clear that both Avid and Orad have a common commitment to innovation and customer success," said
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Avid has agreed to pay €5.67 in cash for each share of Orad common stock which, at today's exchange rate equals approximately
Avid today has posted a presentation providing more information on the transaction on its investor relations website. The presentation can be accessed on Avid's Investor Website.
Orad is a world-leading provider of real-time 3D broadcast graphic, video server, and media asset management solutions including news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, elections and special events, virtual studios, and virtual advertisement. Orad's compelling solutions streamline production workflow, enhance viewer experience, and improve production value. Founded in 1993, Orad is a public company listed on the
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.Avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.
Forward Looking Statement
The information provided in this press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: statements about the expected timing and completion of the proposed transaction and financing, the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, including estimated synergies; the effects of the proposed transaction, including effects on future financial and operating results; and other statements that are not historical facts. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements are the following: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could
give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the possibility that Orad's shareholders may not approve the merger agreement; the risk that financing for the proposed transaction may not be obtained on anticipated terms or at all; risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed transaction; the risk that Avid may fail to realize the benefits expected from the proposed transaction; the risk that the integration of Orad into Avid may not progress as anticipated; the risk that any announcements relating to the proposed transaction could have adverse effects on the market price of Avid's common stock; and the risk that the proposed transaction and its announcement could have an adverse effect on the ability of Avid and Orad to retain customers and retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with their suppliers and
customers; and on their operating results and businesses generally. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect Avid's business and prospects are described in the filings made by Avid with the
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