ASV STOCKHOLDERS APPROVE ACQUISITION BY YANMAR
Sep. 9, 2019
Source: ASV Holdings, Inc. news release
Grand Rapids, Minnesota -- ASV Holdings, Inc. ("ASV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, ASV's stockholders voted to adopt the merger agreement pursuant to which ASV will be acquired by Yanmar America Corporation in an all-cash transaction, which was first announced on June 27, 2019.
7,998,119 shares were voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement, representing approximately 80.7% of the outstanding shares of ASV's common stock entitled to vote at the special meeting and approximately 99.9% of the shares voted at the special meeting. ASV will file the final voting results with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a Current Report on Form 8-K.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of ASV common stock will be converted into the right to receive $7.05 in cash, without interest. The transaction is expected to close on September 11, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Upon the closing of the transaction, ASV common stock will be de-listed from the Nasdaq Capital Market.
About ASV Holdings, Inc.
ASV Holdings, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of compact construction equipment. Its patented Posi-Track rubber tracked, multi-level suspension undercarriage system provides a competitive market differentiator for its Compact Track Loader (CTL) product line with brand attributes of power, performance and serviceability. Its wheeled Skid Steer Loaders (SSLs) also share the common brand attributes. Equipment is sold through an independent dealer network throughout North America, Australia, and New Zealand. The Company also sells OEM equipment and aftermarket parts. ASV owns and operates a 238,000 square-foot production facility in Grand Rapids, MN.
With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar's global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar's mission of "providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows" is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with "A Sustainable Future."
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Co., Ltd.: https://www.yanmar.com/global/about/