Gartner 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 9, 2017
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Notes Offering by Gartner, Inc.
On March 9, 2017, Gartner, Inc. (“Gartner”) issued a press release announcing that it has commenced an offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. Gartner intends to use a combination of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, cash on hand and borrowings under its amended senior secured credit facility and under certain new credit facilities to fund (i) the cash consideration and other amounts payable in respect of its previously announced acquisition of CEB Inc. (“CEB”), (ii) the repayment and redemption of certain outstanding indebtedness of CEB and its subsidiaries and (iii) the payment of related fees and expenses. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes. There can be no assurance that the proposed offering of notes will be completed.
The Notes will be sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States only to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.