- Lexmark (LXK) is now offering SEK43.00/share for Swedish document management software firm ReadSoft (RDSFF), a 7.4% increase from its original offer. The revised tender offer price values ReadSoft at $194M net of cash.
- Lexmark's move comes after private Hyland Software made a SEK42.86/share bid for ReadSoft. Lexmark says ReadSoft's board continues to back its bid, and that it also has the support of ReadSoft's two biggest shareholders.
- With ReadSoft shares having closed at SEK45.00 today in Stockholm (up 12.8%), investors are betting on a bidding war.