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Sparton Corp. had entered into a merger agreement with Ultra Electronics Holdings plc, pursuant to which Ultra will acquire Sparton for $23.50 per share in cash.
"This transaction is the result of the significant time and effort the company has invested in its previously announced process to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential acquisition of Sparton," said Joseph J. Hartnett, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer of Sparton. "We are pleased to have successfully concluded our process with a transaction that delivers significant value to the shareholders of Sparton."
The Board of Directors of Sparton unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances and approval of Sparton's and Ultra's respective shareholders, and is expected to close no later than January 1, 2018.
Additional details regarding the transaction will be set forth in a proxy statement that will be sent by Sparton to its shareholders in advance of the special meeting at which Sparton's shareholders will be asked to approve the transaction.
Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Raymond James & Associates Inc. acted as financial advisors to Sparton. Mayer Brown LLP acted as legal counsel to Sparton.
About Sparton Corp.
Sparton Corp., now in its 117th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has thirteen manufacturing locations and engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed here.