Should a formal bid be made for Visma, the Board will usually seek to attract competing bids. This will not apply if the Board is able unequivocally to recommend a bid that has been received, or if the process of seeking to attract a competing bid would cause an existing bid to be withdrawn or expire. If a bid is received for the company’s shares, the Board will issue a statement that includes an evaluation of the bid and a recommendation to shareholders on whether the bid should be accepted or not. If the Board finds that it is unable to recommend the bid to shareholders or not, it will explain its reasons for not making a recommendation. If the Board’s statement is not the unanimous view of the Board, this will be explained.
The Board will arrange an external valuation from an independent expert. The Board will also make a recommendation to shareholders on whether or not to accept the offer.