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JDA and RedPraire To Merge, Establish Global Enterprise Software Company

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:02am
JDA & RedPrairie

JDA and RedPrairie to Merge, Establishing Global Enterprise Software Company that will Provide Customers Comprehensive Planning and Execution Solutions

Combination will deliver unique capabilities that retailers and manufacturers require to meet the demands of hyper-connected consumers

Atlanta, GA and Scottsdale, AZ – November 1, 2012 – RedPrairie and JDA Software, recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined entity will offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to manage global supply chains - from raw materials, to finished products, into the hands of consumers - through any channel.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. The $45 per share offer price represents a 33 percent premium to JDA’s stock price on October 26, 2012 – the day before market rumors surfaced stating JDA was exploring a sale. The offer price also represents a 16 percent premium to JDA’s all-time high stock price. The transaction has a total enterprise value of approximately $1.9 billion. The Board of Directors of JDA has approved the transaction, which will create one of the largest global software companies with combined revenues of over $1 billion.

To address ever-increasing complexities, manufacturers and retailers increasingly seek best-of-breed solutions and specialized domain expertise for planning and execution. JDA’s heritage of pioneering market-leading supply chain planning, merchandising and pricing solutions is a perfect strategic fit with RedPrairie’s heritage in warehousing, workforce management, store operations and e-commerce. This unique combination will provide retailers and manufacturers with extraordinary capabilities to meet the needs of hyper-connected, mobile consumers.

Following completion of the transaction, Hamish Brewer is expected to lead the combined company as its CEO. Mr. Brewer has more than 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record of successfully integrating large businesses.

RedPrairie’s CEO, Michael Mayoras will remain on the board of the combined company.

“This transaction generates tremendous value for JDA shareholders, offering them a meaningful premium for their shares,” said Hamish Brewer, president and CEO of JDA. “This is a strong combination of two leading companies with highly complementary product suites. It will give businesses the power to better manage global commerce through a new world of capabilities. The combined company will have a unique ability to address our customers’ increasingly complex needs with a full spectrum of solutions for planning and execution across the entire value chain.”

Chairman of the Board of RedPrairie, Alok Singh commented, “We believe that this combined company will deliver a strong ROI and extraordinary customer value for both B2B and B2C enterprises. It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers. Both companies share a history of innovation, including JDA’s leadership in cloud offerings and RedPrairie’s strength in workforce management and e-commerce.”

RedPrairie CEO, Michael Mayoras said, “This merger establishes a company perfectly suited to meet the evolving demands of the ‘always-on’ mobile consumer. Both companies have historically demonstrated their leadership in supply chain innovation. I look forward to committing myself to the success of this combined company because I believe it will provide extraordinary customer value.”

Transaction Highlights

The tender offer and merger are subject to customary closing conditions, including the satisfaction of the minimum tender condition in the tender offer that at least 79 percent of JDA’s outstanding shares on a fully diluted basis be tendered, and clearance from antitrust regulatory authorities. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of 2012, will be funded with fully committed debt financing from Credit Suisse. In addition to contributing the current equity capital of RedPrairie, New Mountain Capital will also commit additional new cash equity to fund the transaction.

The Board of Directors of the combined company will be composed of the current members of the RedPrairie Board, including: Alok Singh, Michael Mayoras, Nanci Caldwell, Martin Hiscox, Lawrence Jackson, Thomas Manley, Peter Masucci, Tim Pawlenty and Janet Perna. Upon closing of the transaction, RedPrairie expects that Hamish Brewer will join the RedPrairie Board of Directors.

Greenhill & Co. acted as financial advisor to RedPrairie, and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as legal counsel. Credit Suisse also served as a financial advisor to RedPrairie.
J.P. Morgan acted as financial advisor to JDA. DLA Piper LLP acted as legal counsel for JDA, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented the independent directors of the Board of Directors of JDA.

About RedPrairie
For more than 35 years, RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce and all-channel retail solutions have put commerce in motion for the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions adapt to help ensure visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers. RedPrairie is prepared to meet its customers’ current and future demands with multiple delivery options, flexible architecture and 24/7 technical and customer support. For a world in motion, RedPrairie is commerce in motion. To learn more about how RedPrairie solutions can optimize your inventory, improve employee productivity or increase sales, visit RedPrairie.com or email info@redprairie.com. RedPrairie is a registered trademark of RedPrairie Corporation. © 2012 RedPrairie Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About JDA Software Group
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 2,700 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s robust services offering, including complete solution lifecycle management via JDA Cloud Services, provides customers with leading-edge industry practices and supply chain expertise, lower total cost of ownership, long-term business value, and 24/7 functional and technical support. To learn more, visit jda.com or email info@jda.com.

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