Imperva Announces Expiration of the Go-Shop Period
Imperva, Inc., a cybersecurity leader that delivers best-in-class solutions to protect data and applications on-premises, in the cloud and across hybrid environments, announced the expiration of the 45-day go-shop period included in the previously announced merger agreement under which Imperva has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo.
During the go-shop period, Imperva and its financial advisor solicited inquiries relating to alternative acquisition proposals from 49 potentially interested parties, six of these parties entered into confidentiality agreements and received access to non-public information about Imperva. Imperva received one preliminary non-binding acquisition proposal prior to commencement of due diligence, which was subsequently withdrawn, and as of the expiration of the go-shop period there were no acquisition proposals pending.
Following the expiration of the go-shop period, Imperva became subject to customary no-shop restrictions that limit its and its representatives’ ability to solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties, subject to customary “fiduciary out” provisions.
Imperva continues to expect the transaction to close early in the first quarter of 2019, subject to approval by Imperva’s stockholders and regulatory authorities and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Qatalyst Partners is acting as financial advisor to Imperva and Fenwick & West LLP is serving as Imperva’s legal advisor.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the anticipated closing date for the transaction. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include that the transaction may not close and the other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on 5 November 2018; and the other risks detailed in our other SEC filings.
The foregoing information represents Imperva’s expectations as of the date of this press release, and Imperva undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, new developments or otherwise.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, Imperva, Inc. (“Imperva”) filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC on 7 November 2018, as subsequently revised on 13 November 2018. Imperva will file with the SEC any other relevant materials in connection with the proposed transaction, including Imperva’s definitive proxy statement. Promptly after filing the definitive proxy statement, Imperva will mail the definitive proxy statement and a proxy card to Imperva stockholders. These documents, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, will contain important information about the proposed transaction and Imperva stockholders are urged to read them carefully when they become available.