WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, reported that Virtusa Consulting Services, Virtusa’s Indian subsidiary (“Virtusa India”), in a notification to the applicable Indian stock exchanges, has set Rs. 370 per share (approximately $5.83 per share) as the indicative price for the delisting of shares of Polaris Consulting & Services Limited (“Polaris”), from applicable Indian stock exchanges.
Virtusa India, which owns approximately 74.6% of the outstanding equity shares of Polaris, also stated, as part of its notification to the Indian stock exchanges, that its Indicative Offer is at:
(i) 67.6% premium to Rs. 220.73 per equity share (Takeover Offer Price), at which Virtusa India acquired 78.65 % of the voting share capital of Polaris in March 2016 from the promoters and the public shareholders in accordance with the provisions of Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) Takeover Regulations ; and
(ii) 59.2% premium to the Floor Price of Rs. 232.37, as determined in accordance with the SEBI Delisting Regulations.
Virtusa India also stated, as part of its notification to the Indian stock exchanges, the Indicative Offer Price should in no way be construed as:
(a) A ceiling or minimum price for the purpose of the reverse book building process and the public shareholders are free to tender their equity shares at any price irrespective of the Indicative Offer Price, in accordance with the SEBI Delisting Regulations; or
(b) A commitment by Virtusa India to accept the equity shares tendered in the Delisting Offer, if the Discovered Price (i.e., the final delisting price as determined in accordance with the reverse book building process as set out in the SEBI Delisting Regulations) is less than the Indicative Offer Price; or
(c) An obligation on Virtusa India to pay the Indicative Offer Price in the event the Discovered Price is lower than the Indicative Offer Price; or
(d) Any restriction on the ability of Virtusa India to acquire equity shares at a price higher or lower than the Indicative Offer Price.
If fully subscribed at the Indicative Offer, the aggregate consideration for the remaining 25.6% outstanding shares of Polaris would be approximately $154.0 million.
While the delisting price is determined by the reverse book build process, Virtusa India will have the option to accept or reject the discovered price at its sole discretion.
Virtusa intends to finance the delisting offer by refinancing existing debt with a new senior secured credit facility.