(By Balachander) Deltek Inc. (NASDAQ:PROJ), a provider of enterprise software, agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC for roughly $1.1 billion or $13 per share in cash.
The deal represents a 7.2 percent discount to PROJ's previous closing price.
Herndon, Virginia-based Deltekm which also offers financial management services, said its largest shareholder, New Mountain Capital, has consented to the deal. New Mountain holds 100 percent of Deltek's Class A stock and 59.5 percent of its common stock.
The offer price represents a 14.6x multiple of enterprise value to Deltek's trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA as of June 30, 2012.
Thoma Bravo partner Holden Spaht said "Deltek's powerful brand presence in the government contractor, professional services, and project-oriented markets makes it well poised for continued global industry leadership."
The acquisition is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter.
Thoma Bravo, with total annual earnings of around $1 billion, has completed 54 add-on acquisitions across 23 platform companies in software.
PROJ shares, which have been trading in the 52-week range of $5.53 to $14.99, closed at $14.01 on Friday.