Open Solutions Sold for $1.3 Billion

by: Judith Levy

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Open Solutions Sold in $1.3 Billion Deal [New York Times]

Summary: Open Solutions, a Glastonbury, Conn.-based company that provides software and services to financial institutions, has agreed to be acquired by Providence Equity Partners and the Carlyle Group for approximately $1.3 billion. Carlyle and Providence will pay $38 for each share of Open Solutions stock, representing a 32% premium over the average closing price of Open Solutions’ stock for the last 30 trading days. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007.
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Potentially impacted stocks and ETFs: Open Solutions (NASDAQ:OPEN) • Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) • John H. Harland Company (JH) • Digital Insight (OTC:DGIN)

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