CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, today announced the expiration of the 40 day “go-shop” period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced merger agreement, entered into on October 26, 2010, by CommScope and global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group.
Under the merger agreement, CommScope had the right to solicit superior proposals from third parties for a period of 40 calendar days continuing through December 5, 2010. The company noted that it did not receive any alternative acquisition proposals during the “go-shop” period.
Under terms of the merger agreement between CommScope and Carlyle, funds affiliated with Carlyle will acquire all outstanding shares of CommScope common stock for $31.50 per share in cash. CommScope expects to file shortly with the Securities and Exchange Commission definitive proxy materials related to the special meeting of CommScope stockholders to vote on and approve the proposed merger with an affiliate of Carlyle.
As previously announced, CommScope was granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger with an affiliate of Carlyle. The transaction remains subject to antitrust clearance in certain foreign jurisdictions and approval of CommScope stockholders, as well as other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.Allen & Company LLC is serving as financial advisor and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is serving as legal advisor to CommScope in connection with the transaction. About CommScope CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere – at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation. About The Carlyle Group The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $97.7 billion of assets under management committed to 78 funds as of September 30, 2010. Carlyle invests across three asset classes - private equity, real estate and credit alternatives - in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America focusing on aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology & business services and telecommunications & media. Since 1987, the firm has invested $64.7 billion of equity in 1015 transactions. The Carlyle Group employs more than 900 people in 19 countries. As of June 30, 2009, in the aggregate, Carlyle portfolio companies have more than $84 billion in revenue and employ more than 398,000 people around the world. Web: www.carlyle.com; Case Studies: www.carlylegroupcreatesvalue.com; Video: www.youtube.com/OneCarlyle Forward Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.