EQT to inks a definative agreement to acquire Perficient

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Perficient to be Acquired by EQT for Approximately $3.0 Billion
Perficient to be Acquired by EQT for Approximately $3.0 Billion (Representative Image From Freepik)

Perficient, Inc., a leading global digital consultancy, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of BPEA Private Equity Fund VIII (“EQT Asia”), part of EQT AB, a purpose-driven global investment organization, in an all-cash transaction that values Perficient at an enterprise value of approximately $3.0 billion.

Under the terms of the agreement, Perficient stockholders will receive $76.00 per share in cash for each share of common stock owned as of the closing of the transaction. The purchase price represents a 75% premium to Perficient’s closing stock price on April 29, 2024, the last unaffected trading day prior to the transaction announcement, and a 51% premium to the Company’s 30-day volume-weighted average share price for the period ending April 29, 2024.

EQT and Perficient

“Today’s announcement is the result of a comprehensive review by the Board to maximize value for the company and its shareholders,” said Jeffrey Davis, Chairman of the Board of Perficient. “We are proud of the role Perficient plays in delivering big thinking and innovative ideas, along with a practical approach to help the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands succeed. With this agreement with EQT, we will provide our shareholders with compelling, certain cash value for their shares while continuing to support our clients in exceeding expectations, outpacing the competition, and growing their businesses.”

“Today marks a momentous next step for our company,” said Tom Hogan, President and CEO of Perficient. “This is an exciting new chapter that would not have been possible without our employees’ hard work and dedication to our clients, partners, and other stakeholders. EQT’s vision for Perficient aligns directly with ours, and I look forward to partnering with them as we continue on our global growth journey.”

Hari Gopalakrishnan, Partner within the EQT Private Capital Asia advisory team said, “Perficient is well known for its world class end-to-end digital consulting capabilities, and unmatched global delivery. In recent years, the Perficient team has been successful in expanding the scope of their offerings, and we look forward to supporting them in driving further growth. We have significant experience investing in the digital technology space, and I am confident that this exciting partnership will help strengthen Perficient’s unique position in the marketplace.”

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