Informatica going private in $5.3 billion sale to private equity funds

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Informatica Corp. is being acquired by private equity firms Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $5.3 billion.

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Under the deal, shareholders of the data and software company will receive $48.75 in cash per share, marking a 10 percent premium to yesterday's closing price of $44.22.

The deal will take the company private and it is expected to be completed in either the second or third quarter.

The Redwood City, California-based company helps other companies organize and store data.

Its shares jumped rose $2.37, or 5.2 percent, to $48.20 on premarket trading.