THOROFARE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small business and consumers, for $10.15 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $443 million. The purchase price represents a premium of 29% over Checkpoint’s closing share price on March 1, 2016, and a 50% premium over the 30-day volume-weighted average price. The transaction is subject to specified closing conditions, including approval by a majority of Checkpoint’s shareholders.
Checkpoint’s board of directors has unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that its shareholders vote to approve the merger agreement. Checkpoint expects to hold a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and act upon the proposed merger as promptly as practicable. Details regarding the record date for, and the date, time and place of, the special meeting will be announced when finalized.
“This transaction represents a highly attractive premium for Checkpoint’s shareholders,” said Checkpoint Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, George Babich. “CCL is a recognized global leader in labeling and packaging. Checkpoint, as a division of CCL upon closing, will be able to invest in and grow Checkpoint’s industry leading hardware, software and consumables to create a unique offering, the future of inventory management for brand owners and leading retailers worldwide,” said Mr. Babich.
In connection with this transaction, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP and Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP are serving as legal counsel to Checkpoint.
Checkpoint will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a report on Form 8-K regarding the transaction, which will include the merger agreement.
This announcement is neither a solicitation of proxies, an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities, and it is not a substitute for any proxy statement or other proxy materials that may be filed or furnished with the SEC with respect to the proposed merger.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (“Checkpoint” or the “Company”) is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint's customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions, to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.