Dun & Bradstreet to go private for $5.38 billion 

Tom Manning, chairman and interm chief executive officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corp., speaks during the University of Chicago Graduate China Forum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 
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Data and analytics company Dun & Bradstreet said on Wednesday it would be acquired by a group of investors led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, for $5.38 billion in cash.

Dun & Bradstreet shareholders will receive $145 in cash for each common share, the company said.

The price represents a premium of 18 percent to the stock's Wednesday close. The deal value is based on 37.1 million shares outstanding, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Including debt of $1.5 billion, the deal is valued at $6.9 billion.

The deal will be financed through a combination of committed equity financing provided by the investor group, as well as debt financing, the company said.

J.P. Morgan is serving as financial adviser to Dun & Bradstreet, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is serving as its legal counsel.