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What: Shares of property management software company RealPage
So what: RealPage is buying privately held Multifamily Technology Solutions for $74.4 million, net cash acquired. The deal will be paid for with $63.6 million in cash and $10.8 million in stock. Multifamily Technology lists rental properties under the name MyNewPlace.
Now what: The deal seems to fit with RealPage's business and there are some strategic advantages of combining the businesses. Obviously the market doesn't agree and is beating up shares of RealPage in a day stocks are trading mostly higher. RealPage is barely profitable, but it is growing quickly and I think this could give shares a boost long-term.
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