LOS ANGELES – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 9, 2021–
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that it is raising the price to pay in its takeover bid to acquire GCA Corporation (“GCA”) (TSE: 2174), of 18 per share, for a new total of 1,398 ($ 12.71) per share and a total cash purchase price of approximately 65.9 billion ($ 599.1 million), based on ‘an assumed exchange rate of 110 to $ 1.
Earlier today, GCA announced that it was increasing its consolidated revenue forecast for the year 2021 to 47.5 billion yen ($ 431.8 million). This is a 21.8% increase from its previously announced revenue forecast for the year 2021 of 39.0 billion yen ($ 354.5 million). The announced increase in HLI’s total cash purchase price approximates GCA’s revised forecast increase of its CY 2021 profit.
Houlihan Lokey initiated the takeover bid in Tokyo on August 4, 2021 to acquire all of the outstanding shares of GCA for 1,380 ($ 12.55) per share in cash, in addition to all options to purchase GCA. ‘GCA shares (price net of applicable exercise prices). The new purchase price of 1,398 per share represents a premium of 33.0% over the closing price of August 2, 2021 of 1,051 per share and a premium of 42.2% over the simple average price over three months ended August 2, 2021.
The closing of the tender offer is subject to obtaining certain regulatory approvals and to the offer to Houlihan Lokey of shares representing at least two-thirds of the fully diluted common shares outstanding of GCA. The takeover bid is expected to close on October 4, 2021. Following the success of the takeover bid, it is expected that Houlihan Lokey will acquire all un-tendered shares through a second stage at the same price. . The transaction is expected to be funded by cash on Houlihan Lokey’s balance sheet.
About Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring and valuation. The firm serves businesses, institutions and governments around the world with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to the success of its clients in all of its consulting services. Houlihan Lokey has been the senior M&A advisor for six consecutive years in the United States, the world’s leading restructuring advisor for the past seven years, and the world’s leading M&A opinion advisor for the past seven years. Last 20 years, all based on the number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.
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