Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc. (“Donuts”) today announced that DTS Sub Inc. (“Purchaser”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donuts, has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Rightside, at a price of $10.60 per share, net to the holder in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes.
The tender offer expired as scheduled at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on July 26, 2017 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 26, 2017).
As of the expiration of the tender offer, approximately 17,740,054 shares of Rightside common stock, representing 92.0% of Rightside’s outstanding shares, were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. As a result, Purchaser has accepted for payment and will promptly pay for all validly tendered Rightside shares (and any additional shares tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures unless actual delivery does not occur), in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.
Purchaser intends to complete the merger prior to the opening of trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on July 28, 2017 in accordance with Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. As a result of the merger, each share of common stock of Rightside not tendered in the tender offer (other than (i) treasury shares, (ii) shares held by Donuts, Purchaser or any wholly owned subsidiary of Donuts, (iii) shares held by Rightside or any subsidiaries of Rightside, and (iv) shares owned by Rightside stockholders who have properly preserved their appraisal rights under Section 262 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware) will be converted into the right to receive an amount in cash equal to $10.60 per share, subject to any applicable tax withholding.
As a result of the tender offer and the merger, Rightside will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Donuts and Rightside’s common stock will cease trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.