Magnet Forensics Obtains Final Order for Plan of Arrangement with Thoma Bravo

WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magnet Forensics Inc. (the “Company” or “Magnet”) (TSX: MAGT), a developer of digital investigation solutions for enterprises and public safety organizations, is pleased to announce that it has obtained a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) in connection with the previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Morpheus Purchaser Inc. (the “Purchaser”), a newly created corporation controlled by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, whereby the Purchaser will acquire all of the issued and outstanding subordinate voting shares (“SV Shares”) and multiple voting shares (“MV Shares”, and together with the SV Shares, the “Shares”) of the Company, subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive arrangement agreement entered into on January 20, 2023 (the “Arrangement Agreement”).

Pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement, the Purchaser will, among other things, acquire (i) all of the SV Shares for a cash payment of CA$44.25 per SV Share, other than those held by the Rolling Shareholders1, (ii) all the Shares (other than the Rollover Shares2) held by the Rolling Shareholders for a cash payment of CA$39.00 per Share and (iii) the Rollover Shares, which will be exchanged for shares of the Purchaser at an implied value of CA$39.00 per Rollover Share.

Completion of the Arrangement is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary conditions and is expected to close on or about April 6, 2023. Following completion of the Arrangement, the SV Shares of Magnet are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and an application is also expected to be made for the Company to cease to be a reporting issuer under applicable Canadian securities laws.

Registered shareholders of Magnet must submit a duly completed Letter of Transmittal and the share certificate(s) representing their Shares, as applicable, to Computershare Investor Services Inc. (“Computershare”), the Company’s depositary, in order to receive the cash consideration following closing of the Arrangement. If you have any questions or require further information about the procedures to complete your Letter of Transmittal, please contact Computershare at 1‑800‑564-6253 (toll-free within North America) or by email at [email protected].

Please refer to the Company’s management information circular dated February 16, 2023 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and available on the Company’s website at www.magnetforensics.com. All information contained herein is qualified by reference thereto.

All dollar amounts set forth in this press release are in Canadian dollars unless stated otherwise.

About Magnet Forensics

Founded in 2010, Magnet Forensics is a developer of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes, reports on, and manages evidence from digital sources, including computers, mobile devices, IoT devices and cloud services. Magnet Forensics’ software is used by more than 4,000 public and private sector customers in over 100 countries and helps investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “FLS”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such FLS are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Any such FLS may be identified by words such as “proposed”, “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “will”, and similar expressions. FLS contained or referred to in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding the Arrangement, including closing of the Arrangement and the timing thereof, the delisting of Magnet’s SV Shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange and the application to cease to be a reporting issuer.

FLS is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information, but which may prove to be incorrect. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such FLS are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on FLS because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such FLS include, without limitation, the following factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict: (a) the possibility that the Arrangement will not be completed on the terms and conditions, or on the timing, currently contemplated, and that it may not be completed at all, due to a failure to satisfy, in a timely manner or otherwise, the conditions of closing necessary to complete the Arrangement or for other reasons; (b) risks related to tax matters; (c) the possibility of adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Arrangement; (d) the possibility of litigation relating to the Arrangement; (e) credit, market, currency, operational, liquidity and funding risks generally and relating specifically to the Arrangement, including changes in economic conditions, interest rates or tax rates; (f) business, operational and financial risks and uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; (g) risks related to the Company’s ability to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure, loss, destruction or modification of data, through cybersecurity breaches or computer viruses disrupting the functionality of the Company’s products; (h) the impact of competition; (i) changes and trends in the Company’s industry and the global economy; and (lj) the identified risk factors included in the Company’s public disclosure, including the annual information form dated March 8, 2023, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.magnetforensics.com. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying the FLS prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the FLS. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in FLS, there may be other risk factors not presently known to the Company or that the Company presently believes are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such FLS. The FLS in this press release reflect the current expectations, assumptions, judgements and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to change without notice.

Any FLS speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any FLS, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws. The FLS contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. For more information on the Company, please review the Company’s continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The TSX accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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1 “Rolling Shareholders” means Jad Saliba, Director, President and Chief Technology Officer of the Company, Adam Belsher, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of the board of directors of the Company, and their respective associates and affiliates.

2 “Rollover Shares” means 55% of the Shares held by the Rolling Shareholders.

Contacts

For additional information from Magnet:


Neil Desai

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.magnetforensics.com

2220 University Avenue East

Suite 300

Waterloo, Ontario

N2K 0A8

Media:
Riyaz Lalani & Dan Gagnier

Gagnier Communications

(416) 305-1459

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