CyberOptics announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a definitive agreement pursuant to which Nordson will acquire CyberOptics for $54.00 per share in cash for each outstanding share of common stock held. This purchase price represents a 47 percent premium to CyberOptics average closing stock price over the last 30 days and a 11 percent premium to CyberOptics 52-week high closing price.
“This is a compelling transaction that delivers substantial and immediate cash value to our shareholders and expands options for our customers going forward,” said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe the combination has strong strategic logic and creates the right partnership to meet the evolving needs of our customers and growth opportunities for our employees.” The boards of directors of both companies have approved the transaction, which is subject to approval by the holders of CyberOptics Corporation common stock, the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2022. Barclays acted as exclusive financial advisor and Stinson LLP acted as legal advisor to CyberOptics Corporation.