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FT Partners Advises on $60,500,000 Acquisition of Goldleaf Financial Solutions

Overview of Transaction
  • On August 17, 2009 Goldleaf Financial Solutions (NASDAQ: GFSI) announced its sale to Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ: JKHY) for approximately $60.5 million in cash
  • $19.1 mm in equity plus assumption of approximately $41.4 mm of debt
  • Jack Henry's cash offer of $0.98 per share of Goldleaf represents a 40% premium over the closing share price on August 14th
  • Represents 0.7x LTM revenue and 4.8x LTM EBITDA(1)
  • Jack Henry also anticipates significant annual cost synergies from the combination of the two companies
  • Jack Henry provides integrated technology solutions and data processing services to financial institutions including commercial banks and credit unions
  • Goldleaf offers integrated technology and payment processing solutions for community banks and financial institutions; Goldleaf will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jack Henry
  • The transaction closed on October 1st
Significance of Transaction
  • The two companies have complementary clients, technology, services and business models that will allow them to deliver more comprehensive product and service offerings
  • The acquisition allows Jack Henry to expand its current payment processing platform to address the growing remote deposit capture services market with Goldleaf's industry leading solution
  • Goldleaf represents Jack Henry's 17th acquisition since 2003
FT Partners' Role
  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Jack Henry and its Board of Directors

(1) Source: SEC Filings; LTM refers to period beginning Q2 2008 and ending Q1 2009.