ACCL Stock – Accelrys Shares Skyrocket on Dassault Deal

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter


News that 3D engineering software-maker Accelrys (ACCL) will be purchased by France’s Dassault Systemes sent ACCL stock vaulting more than 28% in Monday premarket trading.

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Under the deal, Dassault will make a tender offer for Accelrys, paying $12.50 per share of ACCL stock. That represents a premium of 29% over the $9.72 per share closing price for ACCL stock on Wednesday. Accelrys has about 2,000 customers, including major drug manufacturers Pfrizer (PFE) and Sanofi (SAN), Bloomberg notes.

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The acquisition must be approved by owners of ACCL stock, but is expected to close during the second quarter.

Dassault will pay a total of $750 million to purchase all outstanding ACCL stock.

Prior to the announcement of the merger, ACCL stock had gained about 5% over the past 12 months.


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