SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) (“Verifone”), a world leader in payment and commerce solutions, today announced the expiration, as of 11:59 p.m., California Time, on May 24, 2018, of the “go shop” period provided in the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among Verifone, Vertex Holdco LLC and Vertex Merger Sub LLC, pursuant to which Verifone will be acquired by certain affiliates of an investor group led by Francisco Partners and including British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Verifone and its representatives solicited acquisition proposals during the go-shop period and were in contact with approximately 42 potential purchasers. During such time, four of the potential purchasers executed a non-disclosure agreement with Verifone and were provided access to certain information regarding Verifone, but no potential purchasers submitted an acquisition proposal.
The acquisition is expected to close during the third calendar quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions including Verifone stockholder approval and regulatory approvals.
Verifone is transforming every day transactions into new and engaging opportunities for merchants and consumers at the last inch of payments and commerce. Powered by a growing footprint of more than 30 million devices in more than 150 countries, our people are trusted experts working with the world’s best-known retail brands, financial institutions, and payment providers. Verifone is connecting more products to an integrated solutions platform to better meet the evolving needs of our clients and partners. Built on a 35-year history of uncompromised security, we are committed to consistently solving the most complex payment challenges. Verifone.com | (NYSE: PAY) | @Verifone
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