LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) and Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for LogMeIn to combine with Citrix’s GoTo business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.8 billion based on shares to be issued and LogMeIn’s closing price of $65.31 as of July 25, 2016. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Citrix and LogMeIn, is expected to be tax-free to Citrix and its shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The combined company is expected to have annual revenues in excess of $1 billion with more than two million customers in virtually every country around the globe. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company is expected to achieve run rate cost synergies for the benefit of both Citrix and LogMeIn shareholders of $65 million within the first year post-close, and run rate cost synergies of more than $100 million in year two.
The combination brings together proven innovators with a shared belief in simplifying the way people connect to customers, colleagues and the world around them. The GoTo family of products delivers collaborative communication solutions for small and medium sized businesses and has strong global brand recognition through leading products including GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Grasshopper and OpenVoice. LogMeIn, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, has rapidly attracted millions of users and thousands of leading businesses to its popular and disruptive products, including join.me, LastPass, LogMeIn Rescue and BoldChat, among others... READ MORE