Forrester Research, Inc., a provider of research and analysis on emerging technologies, and Giga Information Group, Inc., a global technology advisory firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Forrester will acquire Giga.

Pursuant to the agreement, Forrester will begin a tender offer for all outstanding shares of Giga for $4.75 per share in cash. The acquisition has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of each company and is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory and other standard approvals. Gideon Gartner, Giga's founder and owner of 17 percent of its outstanding stock, has agreed to tender his shares in the offer, and W.R. Hambrecht & Co., owner of 15 percent of Giga's stock, has agreed to tender its shares in the offer subject to the approval of its lenders.

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