PPD shareholders approve merger with The Carlyle Group, Hellman & Friedman
PPD has reported that its shareholders have voted to approve the adoption of the agreement and plan of merger, providing for the merger of the company with an entity controlled by affiliates of The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman.
Approximately 96.4% of the shares voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement, which represented approximately 75.6% of the company's total outstanding shares of common stock as of the October 24, 2011 record date. A quorum of 78.4% of the company's total outstanding shares of common stock as of the October 24, 2011 record date voted at the meeting.
Upon consummation of the merger, the company's shareholders will receive $33.25 in cash for each share of the company's common stock. The transaction is subject to certain remaining customary closing conditions as set forth in the merger agreement and discussed in detail in the definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by PPD.