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Aveva to Buy SoftBank-Backed Osisoft in $5 Billion Deal

  • Rights issue to fund deal is biggest by U.K. company this year
  • Majority owner Schneider has agreed to support transaction
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Aveva Group Plc has agreed to buy Osisoft in a deal that gives the SoftBank Group Corp.-backed industrial software maker an enterprise value of $5 billion.

About $4.4 billion of the deal will be paid in cash, funded by the balance sheet and a $3.5 billion rights issue, Cambridge, England-based Aveva said in a statement on Tuesday. The remainder will be funded with debt. Osisoft is jointly owned by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and founder and Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Kennedy’s family.