LaBarbera said, “Joining with Blackbaud gives us a way to leverage our capabilities with those of the industry leader and thus significantly improve the customer’s experience. Importantly, this move also means that nonprofits will be able to choose Kintera solutions confident in the knowledge that they are backed by Blackbaud’s robust corporate infrastructure and that the partner they have selected will be there to serve them for many years into the future. Our focus will now turn exclusively to better meeting the needs of our customers and collaborating with Blackbaud to leverage the investment they are making to better serve the nonprofit sector. We are very excited about the potential to offer more compelling solutions that enhance the donor experience and increase nonprofits’ abilities to raise more money.”
Tim Williams, Blackbaud's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "In addition to the strategic reasons supporting the acquisition of Kintera, we believe the acquisition is attractive from a financial perspective as well. Subscription revenue was already the fastest growing source of revenue at Blackbaud and it was expected to become larger than license revenue at some point in the second half of 2008. With the acquisition of Kintera, this will become a certainty as we will add another significant source of subscription-based revenue from an on-demand service offering. The evolution of Blackbaud’s business model toward new revenue sources with ratable revenue recognition has been a significant and positive development over the past several years, and it complements the very strong cash flow profile of the company.”
Blackbaud’s acquisition of Kintera is structured as an all-cash tender offer for all of the shares of Kintera at a price of $1.12 per share. The company is expected to formally launch the tender sometime next week and close on or around July 2.