The digital identity specialist could be about to fall into US hands as foreign investors continue to raid UK tech.
The Chicago-based group confirmed overnight that it is interested in acquiring GB Group, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. “In response to the recent press speculation regarding GB Group plc, GTCR LLC, on behalf of certain of its affiliated funds, confirms that it is currently considering a possible cash offer for the company,” a GTCR statement said.
“There can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any firm offer might be made. A further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.”
Now that talks have commenced, GTCR has until October 4 to make an offer for GBG.
In response to GCTR’s statement, GBG told shareholders: “The board of GBG notes GTCR’s statement that there can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made for the company, nor as to the terms on which any firm offer might be made. Any proposals received will be evaluated by the board of GBG together with its advisers.”