This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 10-Q filed Nov 9, 2007.
Proposed Transactions with Borse Dubai and OMX
On September 20, 2007, Nasdaq, Borse Dubai and OMX entered into definitive documents related to various Transactions. Pursuant to the Transactions, Borse Dubai will conduct an offer for all of the outstanding shares of OMX, or the Borse Dubai Offer, and, once complete, will sell the OMX shares acquired in the Borse Dubai Offer or otherwise owned by Borse Dubai to Nasdaq in exchange for (i) SEK 11.4 billion in cash ($1.7 million) and (ii) 60.6 million shares of Nasdaq common stock. At the close of the Transactions, Borse Dubai will directly hold approximately 42.6 million shares of Nasdaq common stock (representing 19.99% of our fully diluted outstanding share capital) and approximately 18.0 million shares will be held in the Trust for Borse Dubais economic benefit until disposed of by the Trust.
On September 26, 2007, Borse Dubai announced that it raised its cash offer to SEK 265 for each share in OMX. As a result, Nasdaq agreed to increase the cash component of its agreement with Borse Dubai by SEK 1,206 million (approximately $185 million) to up to SEK 12.6 billion (approximately $1.9 million), corresponding to SEK 10 per OMX share, of the total increase of SEK 35 per OMX share. As of September 26, 2007, the total consideration proposed to be paid by Nasdaq is equivalent to $4.2 billion. No other material provisions of the definitive documents were changed.
Nasdaq expects the Acquisition to close during the first quarter of 2008.
In addition, as part of the Transactions, we, Borse Dubai and DIFX will enter into an agreement which provides that in exchange for $50 million in cash to DIFX and the entry into certain technology and trademark licensing agreements, we will acquire 33 1/3% of the equity of DIFX. We will also be responsible for 50% of any additional capital contribution calls made by DIFX, subject to a maximum aggregate additional commitment by Nasdaq of up to $25 million. Closing of this transaction is conditioned upon the concurrent closing of the Transactions.
Our investment in DIFX will allow Nasdaq to leverage DIFXs regional knowledge, contacts and relations to extend Nasdaqs footprint beyond established and developed markets and into emerging and rapidly developing markets with attractive growth opportunities. In addition, by sharing Nasdaqs brand, technology, geographic reach and market experience, Nasdaq can assist DIFX in growing the Middle Eastern and North African markets to better allow DIFX to achieve its goal of becoming a leading exchange in certain key emerging markets.
The above transactions will create a global financial marketplace with a unique footprint spanning the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and strategic emerging markets. On the closing of the Transactions with Borse Dubai, and completion of the proposed combination with OMX, we will have the technological infrastructure and financial strength to serve our customers and to achieve our global ambitions.
For additional discussion of the proposed Transactions with Borse Dubai and OMX, see Note 14, Proposed Transactions with Borse Dubai and OMX, to the condensed consolidated financial statements.