Welcome!

News Feed Item

Esposito Global Announces Proposal to acquire SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE: SWS) at $8.00 a Share in Cash

DALLAS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Esposito Global notified the Special Committee of Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE: SWS) on February 12, 2014, that it is prepared to make a proposal, subject to certain conditions, to acquire all the outstanding common shares of SWS in a business combination at a price of $8.00 a share in cash.  Esposito Global is a rapidly growing, fast-paced, technology-driven firm whose mission is to provide exemplary products and services to their clients. Esposito Global strives to earn and maintain the trust of clients and employees through dedication to their core values of integrity, commitment, respect, and innovation. Esposito is in the midst of expansion in virtually every segment of the company to accommodate the rapid organic growth of its client base and acquisition strategy. 

The proposal from Esposito Global represents a 32% premium above the closing price of SWS common stock of $6.06 on January 9, 2014, the last business day prior to the public announcement that Hilltop Holdings Inc. had made an offer to acquire SWS on January 10, 2014.   In addition, Esposito Global's proposal represents a 14.3% premium above the price currently offered by Hilltop, as set forth in its Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Esposito believes its proposal clearly represents an attractive value realization event for the shareholders of SWS.  Moreover, the consideration offered under the proposal would be payable entirely in cash at the closing of the business combination.

The proposal from Esposito Global is subject to certain conditions, including completion of customary due diligence, arranging for outside financing, negotiation of definitive agreements and receipt of required governmental and third party approvals. 

About Esposito Global

Esposito Global is the corporate brand for the Esposito family of financial services companies. Its affiliates include Esposito Securities, Esposito Partners, and Esposito Private Equity Group.  Esposito Securities was founded in 2006 and serves institutional investment clients worldwide.  Mr. Mark A. Esposito leads Esposito Global and we believe that the businesses of Esposito and SWS have significant overlap and offer tremendous opportunity for further growth.  Mr. Esposito previously served a five-year tenure at SWS and originally came to Dallas to start the SWS portfolio trading business.  We believe that he has a deep knowledge of SWS and the industry in which it participates and knowledge would facilitate the structuring and consummation of this transaction and be a catalyst to effect positive change for both companies and their employees.  To experience the Esposito commitment to customer service and for further information on our products and services, please contact us at info@espoglobal.com or visit www.espositoglobal.com.

About SWS Group, Inc.

As described in its public filings, SWS Group, Inc. is a publicly traded, Dallas based company that was originally established as a broker-dealer in 1972. Since its inception, SWS has expanded its business segments and currently functions in the areas of retail brokerage, securities clearing, institutional brokerage, and banking and has provided industry leading services for RIAs and other broker-dealers throughout its existence. These subsidiary companies exist as Southwest Securities, Inc., SWS Financial Services, Inc., and Southwest Securities, FSB. Collectively, they make up one of the region's leading securities firms.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which may be may be identified by the context in which the statements are made and generally arise when Esposito Global is discussing its beliefs, estimates or expectations regarding future events.  Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding proposals, plans and intentions of Esposito Global, the steps that would be taken to effect a business combination between Esposito Global and SWS Group, Inc. and the benefits expected to be derived from such a business combination. These statements represent only Esposito Global's beliefs at the time the statements were made, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors. Actual future events and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed, anticipated or forecast in such forward-looking statements.  Certain factors will could affect the forward-looking statements in this this press release include the nature of any response received from SWS regarding the proposed business combination, the results of any due diligence review that may be undertaken by Esposito Global, the satisfaction of conditions to which the proposal is subject and market and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Esposito Securities.  Except as required by law, Esposito Securities undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect future events, events or developments relating to the subject matter of this press release.

SOURCE Esposito Global

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often un...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful. WineSOFT’s knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL, peer-to-peer, mob...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.