Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:28:48 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Mike Zdeb <msz03@ALBANY.EDU>
Subject: OT: SPSS & IBM
hi ... fyi ...
Monster Merger: IBM Buys SPSS For Approx. $1.2 Billion In Cash Deal
IBM is buying analytics software and solutions provider SPSS in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share -
a 42 percent premium to Monday's closing price of $35.09 on Nasdaq - resulting in a total cash consideration
in the merger of approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition is subject to SPSS shareholder approval,
regulatory clearances and other closing conditions, and is expected to close later in the second half of 2009.
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