TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - Davis + Henderson Corporation ("D+H") (TSX: DH) today announced it has satisfied all closing conditions and completed the acquisition of Mortgagebot LLC.
D+H entered into an agreement to acquire Mortgagebot on March 24, 2011 for approximately US$231.8 million, payable in cash.
The purchase price and related transaction expenses were funded through the issuance of $121.8 million of new equity by way of a previously announced Canadian offering of 6,000,000 common shares through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities and RBC Capital Markets, and the balance, from new borrowings.
Mortgagebot is the leading provider of web-based mortgage point-of-sale solutions in the United States. The acquisition extends the range of integrated solutions D+H offers within the financial services marketplace and furthers its strategic diversification.
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For further information: Brian Kyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Davis + Henderson, Limited Partnership, (416) 696-7700, extension 5690, email@example.com