Cognos, a world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, and Applix, Inc., a publicly held company based in Westborough, Massachusetts and an industry leader in analytics, today jointly announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Cognos to acquire Applix. With this acquisition, Cognos expects to further extend its position as a leading independent provider of financial performance management.
The planned acquisition is a cash tender offer of $17.87 per share, which equates to approximately $339 million or $306 million net of Applix cash on hand. The transaction is subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Cognos expects the acquisition to be completed in the fourth calendar quarter of 2007.
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