* Offer values Alterian at about 68.4 mln stg
* 110p/shr offer at 8.6 pct premium to Alterian's Thursday
Dec 2 Britain's Alterian has
agreed to translation software firm SDL's sweetened
all-cash offer that values the company at 68.4 million pounds
The offer of 110 pence per share is at a premium of 8.6
percent to Alterian's Thursday close.
Marketing and web content firm Alterian last month received
an indicative revised offer from SDL, following its rejection of
SDL's initial 80 pence per share approach.
The company has been struggling in recent times. It had
issued a profit warning in April and had announced deep cost
cuts and workforce reductions last month.
A deal with Alterian would expand the customer base of SDL,
which has moved into managing web content from its background in
Alterian independent directors consider the terms of the
acquisition to be fair and reasonable, a statement by SDL on
Shares in SDL closed at 586 pence on Thursday on the London
Stock Exchange, while those of Alterian closed at 101.25 pence.