Gainesville, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC), a leading developer and producer of orthopaedic implant devices and surgical instrumentation for extremities and large joints, today announced that at a Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today, Exactech’s shareholders approved the previously announced merger agreement with TPG Capital and certain of its affiliates, and approved the other two proposals described in Exactech’s proxy statement relating to today’s meeting.
Approximately 94.5% of voting Exactech shareholders cast their votes in favor of the merger, representing approximately 73.7% of Exactech’s outstanding common stock as of the record date for the special shareholder meeting. The final results will be available on a Current Report on Form 8-K, to be filed later this week by the company.
Upon completion of the transaction, Exactech shareholders will receive an amount in cash equal to $49.25 per share of Exactech common stock. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or around February 14, 2018, at which time Exactech will become a private company and its common stock will no longer trade on the NASDAQ. In addition, the company’s common stock will cease to be registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (Miami) and Greenberg Traurig, LLP (NYC) are acting as Exactech’s legal advisor. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as financial advisor to Exactech. Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as legal advisor to TPG Capital.
Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments and biologic materials and services to hospitals and physicians. The company manufactures many of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville facility. Exactech’s orthopaedic products are used in the restoration of bones and joints that have deteriorated as a result of injury or diseases such as arthritis. Exactech markets its products in the United States, in addition to more than 30 markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Additional information about Exactech can be found at https://staging.exac.com.
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with more than $73 billion of assets under management and offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across the investment strategy and performance of its portfolio. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.
Luke Barrett, TPG
Priscilla Bennett, Exactech
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Exactech’s proposed business combination transaction with TPG Capital, all statements regarding Exactech’s expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, dividends, financing plans, business strategy, budgets, capital expenditures, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management, and statements containing the words such as “anticipate,” “approximate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “may,” “potential,” “upside,” and other similar expressions. All Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that reflect the best judgment of Exactech based upon currently available information.
Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and shareholders and other potential investors must recognize that actual results may differ materially from Exactech’s expectations as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, those discussed below. Such forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which Exactech is unable to predict or control, that may cause its actual results, performance or plans to differ materially from any future results, performance or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed below and detailed from time to time in Exactech’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
Risks and uncertainties related to the proposed merger include, but are not limited to, the potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger, uncertainties as to the timing of the merger, adverse effects on Exactech’s stock price resulting from the announcement of the merger or the failure of the merger to be completed, competitive responses to the announcement of the merger, the risk that regulatory, licensure or other approvals required for the consummation of the merger are not obtained or are obtained subject to terms and conditions that are not anticipated, litigation relating to the merger, the inability to retain key personnel, and any changes in general economic and/or industry-specific conditions.
In addition to the factors set forth above, other factors that may affect Exactech’s plans, results or stock price are set forth in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its subsequently filed reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.
Many of these factors are beyond Exactech’s control. Exactech cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by it are not guarantees of future performance. Exactech disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.