FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions, today announced that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors (the "Special Committee") has agreed to consider an enhanced offer for a potential acquisition by Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries.
As previously reported by Ebix on June 15, 2016, the Special Committee received an unsolicited offer from Ebix to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Patriot National for $9.50 per share. The Special Committee has now received a revised and enhanced offer from Ebix to acquire Patriot National for a total enterprise value of $475 million, which the Special Committee expects will yield a price per share that materially exceeds Ebix's initial offer, after payment of Patriot's related transaction expenses, all outstanding debt obligations, and certain accounts payable.
Ebix has also signed a confidentiality agreement with Patriot National and has begun comprehensive due diligence with the Company. Patriot National does not expect to make any further announcements regarding this offer until the Special Committee has concluded its ongoing consideration of all value-enhancing strategic opportunities.
About Patriot National
Patriot National, Inc. is a national provider of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions that help insurance companies and employers mitigate risk, comply with complex regulations and save time and money. Patriot National provides general agency services, technology outsourcing, software solutions, specialty underwriting and policyholder services, claims administration services, self-funded health plans and employment pre-screening services to its insurance carrier clients, employers and other clients. Patriot National is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information about Patriot National, please visit www.patnat.com.
About Ebix, Inc.
A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, Ebix, Inc. provides end-to-end On-Demand solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, front end & back end enterprise systems, outsourced administrative & custom software development solutions, and risk compliance solutions for various entities involved in these industries.
With 40+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums annually on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of domain specific business and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com
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