As we reported last year, the British RPA leading company Blue Prism will be purchased for £1.24 billion by the American corporation SS$C. At a shareholder meeting held two days ago, over 98% of shareholders voted in favor of the deal.
The takeover will be scrutinized under the new National Security and Investment Act, which gives ministers more power to intervene in the foreign sale of strategically important companies due to the firm’s AI expertise. It could cause months of delays or even result in the deal being halted.
If the deal goes through, Blue Prism’s chairman and CEO, Jason Kingdon, will earn £75 million, while co-founders Alastair Bathgate and David Moss will earn £59 million and £18 million, respectively. Terry Walby, another executive, will be paid £17 million.