Thoma Bravo to acquire Everbridge for $1.5 billion

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Everbridge Inc, the company that acquired CNL Software in 2020 and Xmatters in 2021, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, in an all-cash transaction valuing Everbridge at approximately $1.5 billion. The transaction is expected to help accelerate the company’s continued growth at a time of rising global uncertainty and increased prioritisation of public safety and operational continuity. Upon completion of the transaction, Everbridge will become a privately held company.

Under the terms of the agreement, Everbridge shareholders will receive $28.60 per share in cash. According to the company, the per share purchase price represents a 32% premium to the Everbridge volume-weighted average share price over the last 90 days.

Everbridge was founded in the aftermath of 9/11 with the mission of helping to keep people safe and organisations running amid critical situations. Its suite of Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) products encompassing mass notification, IT incident management, travel risk management, physical security information management, population alerting, and risk intelligence, has positioned Everbridge as a trusted partner to meet the evolving needs of a diverse base of 6,500+ customers through a comprehensive and unified interface.

Everbridge customers include multi-national enterprises across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, retail, transportation, energy & gas, and education, as well as national, state, and local government bodies and U.S. Federal agencies.

“Joining Thoma Bravo will mark a pivotal moment for Everbridge and our mission to empower organisations worldwide with the tools to successfully navigate critical events,” said David Wagner, President and CEO of Everbridge. “Over the last several years, we have expanded and evolved our business to support customers in an increasingly complex threat landscape. Thoma Bravo’s comprehensive experience in the risk, compliance, and safety sectors and commitment to fostering innovation will enable us to better help our customers keep people safe and their organisations running. This agreement is a testament to all we’ve achieved together as one Everbridge and represents the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our team, our partners, and our customers.”

“We are pleased to deliver immediate, compelling, and certain value to our shareholders through this transaction,” said David Henshall, Chairman and Lead Independent Director of the Everbridge Board of Directors. “Over the past several years, the Everbridge Board has consistently reviewed the Company’s stand-alone opportunity against other strategic opportunities, including dialogue with a range of potential partners. This agreement is the result of those efforts and reflects our commitment to maximising value and certainty on behalf of our shareholders.”