Instem, an IT services provider in the life-sciences industry, has announced its agreement to be acquired by Ichor Management, a new company controlled by funds managed by Archimed. The takeover deal is valued at £203 million ($256.7 million) and represents a significant premium for Instem shareholders.
As part of the agreement, Instem shareholders will receive 833 pence in cash for each share owned. This represents a generous 41% premium to the company's closing price of 590 pence on Tuesday. The transaction provides an attractive opportunity for shareholders to realize significant value.
The acquisition by Ichor Management, a subsidiary of Archimed, brings numerous advantages to Instem. Being privately owned under Bidco's control allows Instem to operate without the costs and regulations associated with being a listed company. This enables the company to pursue its organic growth strategy while benefitting from the expertise and capital provided by Ichor Management. The acquisition is expected to accelerate Instem's successful acquisitive growth plan, positioning the company for even greater success in the future.