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Micro Focus (MFGP) US stock issues: Micro Focus Stock Cash payouts and sale to OpenText.

Micro Focus Issues  (Sep 1, 2023)

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Contacts: Micro Focus UK and U.S. Headquarters [scroll down]  Other countries: https://www.microfocus.com/about/contact/

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Fortune article summarizing breakup of Hewlett-Packard into HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus.

"Transaction valued at approximately $8.8 billion, including 50.1% ownership of the new combined company by HPE shareholders and a $2.5 billion cash payment to HPE." --original Sep 7, 2016 HPE announcement

Pre-spinoff diagram of Micro Focus product history, including the product lines being acquired from HPE -- ArcSight, Autonomy, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, Tower, Vertica  -- with the original HP acquisition price for each. MicroFocus-HPES Portfolio 4/1/17

Article about the original deal in The Register  [British IT news site "The Register" -- motto: "Biting the Hand that Feeds IT"]

Micro Focus sold the Atalla hardware security business (formerly part of HPE)  Announcement  

Also sold the profitable 1,400-employee SUSE Linux business (formerly part of Novell) for $2.5 billion in cash. Announcement  Financial Times    The Register

March and April, 2019: Under pressure from a hedge-fund investor, Micro Focus sold the profitable 1,400-employee SUSE Linux business (formerly part of Novell) for $2.5 billion in cash. Sale Completed  "Micro Focus Sells Profitable Bits" [British IT news site "The Register"]

Micro Focus was bought for cash by OpenText.

UK-based Micro Focus (NYSE American Depositary Shares: MFGP) purchased for cash by Canada-based OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX.)

Cash payment 532 UK pence (approx US$6.43) per share -- almost double the market price before announcement.

Details of payout: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/micro_focus1/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=108&newsid=1665079

OpenText will "...reduce the workforce by approximately 8%... Micro Focus embarked on an acquisition spree... including Borland, Attachmate Group, and HPE’s Software biz... ...revenue for the 12 months ended 31 October was down 7 percent... Good luck to all involved."  OpenText completes Micro Focus buy

OpenText is funding the deal with $4.6 billion in new debt, $1.3 billion in cash, and $0.6 billion in revolving credit.

"Shares in Micro Focus jump on news of £5bn Canadian takeover deal"

"Resting place of Novell -- and one-time home to SUSE -- finds new life in the Great White North"
https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/26/opentext_micro_focus/   [British IT news site "The Register" -- motto: "Biting the Hand that Feeds IT"]

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