Aladdin to Vector: Access Denied for $13 a Share

Schachter, Ken
August 2008
Red Herring;8/28/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that digital rights management firm Aladdin Knowledge Systems has rejected an unsolicited takeover offer worth $13 per share from private equity firm Vector Capital, the owner of Aladdin rival SafeNet. Vector's offer would be worth approximately $180 million for about 13.9 million outstanding shares of Aladdin. Shares of Aladdin shed $.67, or 5.3 percent, to $12.08 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. Vector's strategy is to invest in mature technology companies when their price tags are low. Vector owns 1.4 million shares of Aladdin.


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