EMC yesterday said it agreed to acquire Document Sciences, a provider of
communications management software, for $14.75 per share in cash, a 79
percent premium to the stock’s closing price on Wednesday.
The deal values Document Sciences at about $85 million.
With the acquisition, EMC expects to strengthen its presence in the
transactional content management market. Document Sciences provides
technology to automate and deliver personalized customer communication.
Document Sciences offers the xPression suite of document output
management and customer communications solutions, which enables
organizations to automate creating and delivering personalized multi-channel
These can include contracts, high-volume relationship statements and
customized marketing collateral. The solution integrates with enterprise
CRM, contact management and ERP systems.
EMC does not expect the deal to have a material impact on its 2008
results, the maker of corporate data storage equipment said in a statement.
The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008, it added.
On completion of the acquisition, EMC plans to operate Document Sciences
as a business unit within the EMC Content Management and Archiving division,
On Wednesday, shares of Document Sciences closed at $8.235 on NASDAQ
while EMC shares closed at $18.96 on the New York Stock Exchange.