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Archives > Transaction Case Study 66
SOKOLOFF & COMPANY CASE STUDY:
DATE ANNOUNCED: July 27, 2012
SELLER’S FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND M&A MULTIPLES
Users have long resisted fingerprint security but that will change. Just as years ago, Detroit couldn’t sell safety and then Volvo showed them that safety sells, so will go the personal security market. And leave it up to Apple to find the ways to make it extremely user-friendly and unobtrusive.
There are two big IFs in the deal…Can AAPL get it past anti-trust regulators? What will the final price for AUTH be? Authentec has been trading above the $8 per share offer price. Will another bidder step up?
Microsoft, Google, Samsung and others are victims of their own open environments. Like the Internet itself, built for open access, that value which has been most attractive is also the biggest hamper to stopping crime.
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