Linden Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Young Innovations, Inc.
St. Louis, MO (January 31, 2013) – Young Innovations, Inc. (“Young” or the “Company”) today announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Linden Capital Partners (“Linden”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $314 million.
As previously announced, the transaction was approved by Young shareholders at a special meeting of shareholders held January 30, 2013. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and plan of merger, Young’s shareholders are entitled to receive $39.50 in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, for each share of Young common stock owned by them. As a result of the acquisition, Young’s common stock will no longer be listed for trading on NASDAQ.
Shareholders of record will receive a letter of transmittal and instructions on how to surrender their shares of Young common stock in exchange for the merger consideration. Shareholders of record should wait to receive the letter of transmittal before surrendering their shares.
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated served as financial advisor, and provided a fairness opinion, to the Board of Directors of Young in connection with the transaction. McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as legal advisors to Young in connection with the transaction. CIT Capital Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Linden in connection with the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Linden in connection with the transaction.