Corporate: Fuji Xerox wants to buy CSG for over $140 million
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IT services business CSG (ASX:CSG) is the latest ASX small cap to get a takeover offer.
A +$140m bid was made by a subsiduary of multinational company Fuji Xerox — a joint venture between Japan’s Fujifilm and American printer Xerox — which sells printers and software.
Fuji Xerox’s offer was revealed to shareholders this morning and shares are up over 30 per cent.
The CSG board have unanimously supported the bid as have CSG’s largest shareholder, Caledonia Investments.
“CSG is the ideal strategic fit for Fuji Xerox’s global business with our expertise in IT managed services and office solutions for the SME sector in Australia and New Zealand complementing Fuji Xerox’s leading print and technology operations,” said chairman Bernie Campbell.
“The Scheme provides certainty for our shareholders to realise value at a significant premium.
“It will also provide growth opportunities for our 670 employees within a global and culturally aligned business.”
A vote on the deal will happen in February next year.
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