Overland +31.4% AH on merger announcement with Sphere 3D

|About: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY)|By:, SA News Editor

Canadian app virtualization software vendor Sphere 3D (SPIHF) is merging with Overland Storage (OVRL) in an all-stock deal. Sphere, which trades in Toronto, will issue 0.51 shares of its stock for each share of Overland - at current levels, that implies a valuation of $81.1M, or $4.43/share, for Overland.

The deal is expected to close in Q3, and features a $3.5M termination fee. Overland will own 28.8% of the merged company.

Overland CEO Eric Kelly is already Sphere 3D's chairman; he "recused himself from casting any vote" for the deal.

Overland is trading at $3.93 AH.