Ritchie Bros. shareholders also approve all transaction-related proposals
IAA, Inc. announced that its stockholders have adopted the previously announced merger agreement providing for the stock and cash acquisition of the Company by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated at the Special Meeting of IAA Stockholders held on the 14th of March.
In a separate special meeting of shareholders held on the 14th of March, based on a preliminary vote count, Ritchie Bros. shareholders also voted to approve all proposals necessary to consummate the transaction. Accordingly, all stockholder and regulatory approvals required to consummate the transaction have now been obtained.
“We are pleased that IAA and Ritchie Bros. stockholders support the combination of our two strong companies,” said John P. Larson, Chair of the IAA Board of Directors. “This transaction will combine the best-of-the-best marketplace capabilities to deliver more value for customers, expanded opportunities for employees, and a stronger economic model with enhanced returns for stockholders.”
Under the terms of the merger agreement, IAA stockholders will receive $12.80 per share in cash and 0.5252 common shares of Ritchie Bros. for each share of IAA common stock they own. Upon completion of the transaction, the parties expect that on a fully diluted basis IAA stockholders will own approximately 37.2% of the combined company and Ritchie Bros. shareholders will own approximately 62.8%.
Final voting results for the IAA and Ritchie Bros. special meetings will be disclosed on Form 8-Ks filed by the companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to IAA. Cooley LLP, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP are serving as legal advisors to IAA.
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