Siris Capital to buy Electronics For Imaging for $1.6 billion

April 16, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Digital printing company Electronics For Imaging Inc said on Monday private equity firm Siris Capital Group LLC would buy the company for about $1.6 billion in cash.

The $37-per-share offer represents a premium of about 26 percent to the company’s closing price on Friday.

The deal, which has been approved by Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI) board, includes a 45-day “go-shop” period, which allows the company to consider alternative offers, it said.

Including debt, the deal is valued at about $1.7 billion.

In its latest reported quarter, EFI’s revenue slid 5 percent on weakness in its key industrial inkjet business, which accounts for more than half of the company’s overall revenue.