acquisition of Adept Technology, Inc.

Industrial
acquisition of Adept Technology, Inc.

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Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to OMRON Corporation on this transaction.

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OMRON Corporation (“OMRON”) (TSE:6645) recently completed the acquisition of Adept Technology, Inc. (“Adept”) (NASDAQCM: ADEP). OMRON acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Adept common stock through an all cash tender offer followed by a second-step merger. OMRON offered Adept investors $13.00 per share of Adept common stock, representing a 63% premium over the closing price for Adept’s common stock on September 15, 2015, valuing Adept at approximately $200 million.

Adept is a leading manufacturer of intelligent automation products including autonomous mobile robots, industrial robots, configurable linear modules, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment as well as machine vision systems and software. Adept’s strategy is to provide a broad range of highly reliable integrated products with world-class service to help manufacturers maximize productivity, safety, flexibility and product quality. Adept is based in Pleasanton, California.

OMRON is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. OMRON’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare and environmental solutions. In the field of industrial automation, OMRON supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technology and products, as well as through extensive customer support. OMRON is based in Kyoto, Japan.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Joel Cohen +1 (312) 609-4924
Chris McMahon +1 (312) 609-4983
Chris Colucci +1 (312) 609-4475
Satoshi Matsumoto +1 (646) 557-3201
John Moriarty +1 (650) 858-3811
Nick Sealy +44 (0) 207 667 8370
Industrial
acquisition of Adept Technology, Inc.
Date
October 2015
Company
OMRON Corporation
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Industrial
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
Asia

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