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Slideshow Mega-Mergers: Largest Recent M&A Transactions

By The Online Investor Staff, updated Mon., Apr. 12, 6:41 PM

Slide #1. Microsoft Corp Nuance Communications, Inc.

Acquirer: Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Acquiree: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)
Details: Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of Nuance's net debt. Nuance is a trusted cloud and AI software leader representing decades of accumulated healthcare and enterprise AI experience. Mark Benjamin will remain CEO of Nuance, reporting to Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud & AI at Microsoft. The transaction is intended to close this calendar year.

Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. Co. provides a range of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide software, services, platforms, content, solution support and consulting services. Co. also delivers online advertising. Co.'s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Co. also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.

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Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. Co. provides a range of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide software, services, platforms, content, solution support and consulting services. Co. also delivers online advertising. Co.'s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Co. also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.

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Company Name: 
Microsoft Corporation
Stock buyback: 
MSFT buyback
Website: 
www.microsoft.com
Sector: 
Application Software
Number of ETFs Holding MSFT: 
150
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$217.86B
Total Market Capitalization: 
$1910.07B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
11.41%
Company Name: 
Nuance Communications Inc
Stock buyback: 
NUAN buyback
Website: 
www.nuance.com
Sector: 
Application Software
Number of ETFs Holding NUAN: 
52
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$1.56B
Total Market Capitalization: 
$12.89B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
12.13%
 

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