Thursday, February 05, 2009

NDS Deal Closes

The deal to take NDS private finally passed its last hurdle today. I last bought back into the stock on 19th December at $49. The takeover price is $63. I plan to redeploy some of the funds freed up in my Interactive Brokers account. I've been holding NDS in my Ameritrade account.

"NDS Announces Receipt of Final Court Approval of Scheme
Last update: 2/4/2009 11:48:00 AM
NEW YORK & LONDON, Feb 04, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NDS Group Limited ("NDS") announced that earlier today, the High Court of Justice in England and Wales approved the remaining elements of the scheme of arrangement pursuant to which News Corporation and two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira Advisers LLP will take NDS private. The scheme is expected to become fully effective on February 5, 2009, upon the registration of a copy of the court order with the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales and the last day for trading in ADSs is expected to be February 4, 2009."

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