LogMeIn’s $342 Million Acquisition of Jive Communications


Cooley advised Jive Communications on the deal

LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jive Communications, a leading provider of cloud-based phone systems and Unified Communications services and one of the fastest growing players in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) space. Upon closing, the deal will accelerate LogMeIn’s overall Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy and bolster LogMeIn’s popular collaboration portfolio, bringing together LogMeIn’s market-leading offerings like GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, OpenVoice, and join.me with Jive’s innovative and award-winning UC products. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018, subject to certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

With one of the world’s most widely recognized collaboration portfolios, LogMeIn is a leader in web conferencing and web events. The LogMeIn collaboration portfolio, alone, serves 25 million users, seven million meetings, and over 900 million conferencing minutes every month.

Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Jive Communications is a privately held, venture-backed company with offices in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. With over 20,000 customers worldwide, a growth rate exceeding its peers in the high-growth UCaaS market, and an industry best net promoter score (NPS), Jive is widely recognized for its innovative technology, elegant and intuitive user experience, simple, scalable delivery model, and best-in-class customer service.

LogMeIn’s acquisition of Jive Communications, through its wholly-owned subsidiary LogMeIn USA, Inc., will be effected through a merger with Jive Communications continuing as a wholly-owned subsidiary of LogMeIn USA, Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, LogMeIn is expected to pay $342 million in cash upon close for all outstanding equity interests in Jive, subject to potential working capital and other adjustments as further described in the definitive merger agreement. LogMeIn is also expected to pay up to an additional $15 million in cash contingency payments upon the achievement of specified milestones over the two-year period following the closing of the transaction.

Consummation of the merger is subject to various conditions, including, among others, expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and consent of the Federal Communications Commission and certain other customary closing conditions.

Cooley advised Jive Communications with a team including Miguel J. Vega (Picture), Joshua Rottner, Taz Hassonjee, J.G. Harrington and Sarah O’Loughlin.

Involved fees earner: Miguel Vega – Cooley LLP; Joshua Rottner – Cooley LLP; Taz Hassonjee – Cooley LLP; Sarah O’Loughlin – Cooley LLP; J.G. Harrington – Cooley LLP;

Law Firms: Cooley LLP;

Clients: Jive Communications;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti