SAP’s Offer for SuccessFactors, Inc. Shares is Successful…from SuccessFactors


HRchitect featured SuccessFactors in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Matt Lafata and Tiffany Appleby from HRchitect attended and sponsored the SuccessConnect event in San Francisco in May 2011 and the Insights event in San Diego in Oct 2011.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!


SAP AG and SuccessFactors, Inc. today announced the successful completion of SAP AG’s cash tender offer, commenced through its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary Saturn Expansion Corporation, for all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of SuccessFactors, Inc. The tender offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated December 16, 2011 and in connection with an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 3, 2011. SAP and SuccessFactors first announced this transaction on December 3, 2011.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 15, 2012, 81,673,335 shares of common stock of SuccessFactors (approximately 95.5% of the shares of common stock of SuccessFactors issued and outstanding) have been tendered into and not withdrawn from the tender offer (including 5,411,270 shares of common stock of SuccessFactors tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase). Computershare Trust Company, N.A., SuccessFactors’ transfer agent, has indicated that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 15, 2012, 85,541,359 shares of common stock of SuccessFactors were issued and outstanding.

Saturn Expansion Corporation has accepted for payment all shares that were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the Offer. Saturn Expansion Corporation intends to effect a short-form merger under Delaware law as promptly as practicable. As a result of the merger, the remaining SuccessFactors stockholders (other than those who properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law) will receive the same $40.00 per share price, without interest and subject to any required withholding of taxes, that was paid in the tender offer. After the merger, SuccessFactors will be a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP America, Inc., and SuccessFactors will seek delisting of its shares from the NYSE, Deutsche Borse, and the Professional Segment of Euronext Paris.

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