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EQT to Buy U.S. Digital Consultancy Perficient in $3 Billion Deal

The Wall Street Journal, May 6

EQT will acquire U.S. digital consultancy Perficient in an all-cash deal valued at around $3 billion, the companies said late Sunday. Swedish private-equity firm EQT said it will pay $76 a share, a 58% premium to Perficient’s closing price of $48.11 on Friday. “Today’s announcement is the result of a comprehensive review by the board to maximize value for the company and its shareholders,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient Chairman.