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Offer for MYOB takeover reduced, expires tomorrow

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US private equity giant KKR has revised its MYOB takeover offer price down after over two months of negotiations.

By Jotham Lian 9 minute read

In an ASX release this morning, MYOB announced that KKR has revised the offer price to $3.40 per share, down from its initial $3.77 per share offer in November.

The revision comes after KKR completed its due diligence and finalisation of debt funding commitments.

The revised proposal is subject to the finalisation of a scheme implementation agreement and expires at 5pm, Friday, 21 December 2018

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MYOB’s board has informed KKR that it is not in a position to recommend the revised proposal, however, the board remains in discussions with KKR regarding its proposal.

In October, MYOB received a takeover bid from KKR after Bain Capital sold the bulk of its shares to the private equity firm, giving KKR a 19.9 per cent stake in the accounting software firm.

MYOB agreed to grant information to KKR at the beginning of November following KKR’s increased offer price to $3.77 per share.

More to come.

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Jotham Lian

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Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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