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      Significant Rise In WalkMe (WKME) Stock On Acquisition News

      By Fahim Awan

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      June 5, 2024

      1:28 PM UTC

      Significant Rise In WalkMe (WKME) Stock On Acquisition News

      News of a takeover bid for WalkMe Ltd. (NASDAQ: WKME) has significantly boosted its stock price on the US stock charts this morning. As of the latest pre-market session, WKME stock was trading at $13.66, reflecting a 41.70% increase.

      Information Regarding The Purchase Agreement

      WalkMe (WKME) and SAP SE have announced a binding agreement whereby WalkMe, a leading provider of digital adoption platforms (DAPs), would be acquired by SAP. With its cutting-edge guiding and automation capabilities, WalkMe’s creative solutions help businesses keep up with the rapid advancements in technology.

      This allows for smooth workflow execution across a range of applications. Value realization is accelerated by this improvement, which also raises adoption of the underlying applications.

      The WalkMe board of directors and the SAP SE Executive and Supervisory Boards have authorized the transaction, which is an all-cash purchase valued at $14.00 per share. This valuation is 45% more than WalkMe’s closing share price on June 4, 2024, and indicates an equity worth of about $1.5 billion.

      Strategic Fit With SAP’s Transformation Portfolio

      The planned acquisition aligns with SAP’s Business Transformation Management portfolio, including SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX solutions, to aid customers in their transformation journeys. Applications, processes, data, and people are essential elements of a successful business transformation.

      By acquiring WalkMe, SAP enhances its support for end users, facilitating quick adoption of new solutions and features to maximize IT investment value. WalkMe is poised to launch WalkMeX copilot, leveraging contextual awareness and AI to suggest optimal next steps for any workflow, regardless of the application.

      WalkMeX will function as an overlay to any application, including copilots from other vendors, enhancing productivity for SAP customers. Integrating WalkMe’s adoption capabilities with SAP’s copilot Joule will significantly boost AI assistance and productivity gains.

      Furthermore, WalkMe’s unique e-learning capabilities combined with SAP Enable Now will serve as the foundation for SAP’s people-centric transformation approach. The acquisition, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2024.

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