Syncona Limited Portfolio Company Successfully Completes Tender Offer and Acquisition of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (“AGTC” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AGTC), announced today the successful completion of the previously announced tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of AGTC by a portfolio company of Syncona Limited (LON: SYNC) (“Syncona”). The Offer, as extended, expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on November 30, 2022, and the acquisition was completed through a merger under Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive merger agreement, AGTC stockholders are entitled to receive $0.34 per share in cash at closing, plus up to an additional $0.73 per share payable pursuant to contingent value rights (CVRs) upon the achievement of specified milestones.
As a result of the merger, AGTC has become an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Syncona Limited. In the merger, each share of AGTC (other than those shares held by Syncona or AGTC or any of their respective subsidiaries or shares held by any stockholder who properly demand appraisal under Delaware law) was cancelled and converted into the right to receive the same consideration, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, that was paid in the Offer. As of November 30, 2022, the common stock of AGTC will no longer be listed for trading on the Nasdaq Global Stock Market.
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