SWFI First Read, June 1, 2016

Vista Equity Partners to Acquire Marketo

Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire San Mateo-based Marketo Inc., a provider of cloud-based engagement marketing software and solutions, for approximately US$ 1.79 billion. Marketo shareholders will receive $35.25 in cash per share, representing a 64% premium to the unaffected closing price as of May 9, 2016. Marketo was advised by Morgan Stanley who was hired to explore strategic options. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is serving as legal advisor to Marketo. Kirkland & Ellis LLP was the legal advisor for Vista Equity Partners. Vista Equity Partners was an existing shareholder of Marketo, holding around a 1.88% ownership stake before the deal.

Korea’s NPS Plans to Allocate More to Overseas PE

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