This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

TNS Inc. Announces Completion Of Acquisition

Stocks in this article: TNS

RESTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TNS Inc. ("TNS") (NYSE: TNS) today announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris"). Under the terms of the transaction, which was initially announced on December 11, 2012, Siris agreed to acquire TNS for $21.00 per share in cash. The transaction, valued at approximately $862 million, closed today following the approval of the acquisition by TNS stockholders and the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

"The completion of this acquisition marks an important milestone for TNS, and I'm confident that the future of the company is stronger than ever," said Henry H. Graham, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of TNS.  "Through this acquisition, TNS is even better positioned for growth as the company continues to transition its business model toward value-added data communication applications."

Under the terms of the merger agreement, TNS' former stockholders have the right to receive $21.00 in cash for each share of common stock owned immediately prior to the completion of the transaction. Stockholders who hold shares through a bank, broker or other nominee will receive instructions from their bank, broker or other nominee as to how to complete the surrender and receipt of cash for their stock. Stockholders of record will receive a letter of transmittal and instruction on how to surrender their former shares of TNS stock in exchange for the merger consideration. Robert Aquilina, former Chairman of MedQuist Holdings and a former senior operating executive of AT&T, will serve as the new Chairman of TNS.

"We are pleased to welcome TNS as the newest addition to the Siris portfolio," said Mr. Aquilina. "Our combined resources will allow TNS to further realize its strategic goals and to expand the tailored services on which our customers depend."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,164.95 -251.90 -1.45%
S&P 500 1,994.99 -26.26 -1.30%
NASDAQ 4,635.24 -48.1670 -1.03%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs