Gigamon to be Acquired by Elliott Management
November 06, 2017
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Gigamon and Elliott Management have entered into a definitive agreement under which Elliott will acquire Gigamon for $38.50 per share in cash, for a total value of approximately $1.6 billion.

Upon completion of the transaction, Gigamon will become a privately held company. Elliott's investment is being led by its private equity affiliate, Evergreen Coast Capital.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gigamon shareholders will receive $38.50 in cash for each share of Gigamon common stock held. The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 21% to the Company's unaffected closing price on April 28, 2017, the day following the Company's release of its first quarter 2017 financial results and the date on which Elliot became required to file a Schedule 13D with respect to its ownership interest in Gigamon. The agreement was unanimously approved by the Gigamon Board of Directors.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by the holders of outstanding shares of Gigamon stock, which will be sought at a special meeting of shareholders to be scheduled.

Elliott Management and its affiliates currently hold a 7.0% equity voting stake in the Company and have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the transaction.

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