Thu, 01 Feb 2007 17:27:08
DGAP-Ad-hoc: Nemetschek AG: Public takeover bid for Graphisoft shareholders underway
Nemetschek AG / Acquisition/Offer
Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG transmitted by DGAP - a company
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
- Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority issues approval
- Acceptance period from February 4 to March 21, 2007
- Offer of 2,273 forints (HUF) (9 euros) per share
- Acquisition of remaining 45.7 percent targeted
Munich / Budapest, February 1, 2007 – The Hungarian Financial Supervisory
Authority (HFSA) has issued its approval today for the public takeover bid
submitted by Nemetschek AG to Graphisoft shareholders. The acceptance
period during which Graphisoft shareholders can accept Nemetschek’s offer
will run from February 4 to March 21, 2007. As announced, Nemetschek had
filed a public takeover bid of 2,273 forints (HUF) (9 euros) per share to
HFSA on January 17, 2007. Nemetschek AG has had a majority interest of 54.3
percent in Graphisoft since December 31, 2006.
Graphisoft Board of Directors recommends the acceptance of the offer
Nemetschek had acquired a call option for a majority on December 21, 2006.
On December 31, 2006, Nemetschek exercised this call option and acquired
54.3 percent of the total 10.6 million shares for 9 euros per share.
Nemetschek is launching a public takeover bid for the remaining 45.7
percent at the same price of 2,273 forints (HUF) (9 euros) per share to
Graphisoft shareholders. The trading agents for the transaction are WestLB
Hungaria Zrt. and Erste Befektetesi Zrt. (member of the Erste Group). On
February 1, 2007, the Graphisoft Board of Directors recommended that
shareholders accept the offer.
Nemetschek: Design. Build. Manage.
Nemetschek is headquartered in Munich and is the only vendor of IT
solutions worldwide that encompass the entire building design, construction
and management process. The product spectrum ranges from building design
and construction through to property and real estate management. The
software is used by over 170,000 renowned customers in 142 countries and 16
Graphisoft: Design Specialists
Graphisoft SE is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, and specializes in
software solutions for building design. The company was founded in 1982
and today has more than 260 employees as well as a worldwide network
of loyal and independent sales partners. Graphisoft has subsidiaries in
Hungary, Germany, USA, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Finland.
The company’s products are used by more than 100,000 customers in
For more information concerning the takeover bid, please visit:
Phone: +49 (0)89 – 9 27 93 1219
Fax: +49 (0)89 – 9 27 93 5404
Issuer: Nemetschek AG
81829 München Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)89 92 793-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 927 93-5200
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin-Bremen, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf
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