The $1.80 per share bid values the tech company at around $440 million.
The Nitro share price last traded at $1.73. It will return to trade on the company's response to Potentia's intended bid or Monday's open, whichever comes first.
The All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) constituent was recently rumoured to be gearing up to announce an acquisition offer this morning.
Let's take a closer look at Potentia's latest move in the battle for control of the document productivity company.
Nitro share price frozen amid new takeover bid
The Nitro share price was halted this morning after the company received word of Potentia's intention to put forward a new and improved off-market takeover bid. And this time it's final.
The firm says its anticipated offer will only be bumped if another proposal emerges or its granted full due diligence.
Potentia has a 19.8% stake in the All Ords tech stock. It has vowed to vote its stake against any competing offers.
The $1.80 cash offer represents a 59.3% premium to Nitro's undisturbed share price of $1.13 on 29 August. The stock last traded above $1.80 in February and boasts a 52-week high of $4.
In rejecting the firm's previous offer, the company said the bid was "highly opportunistic … at a time of significant share market volatility and cyclical weakness in global technology company valuations."
Potentia managing director Andrew Gray commented on the firm's anticipated offer, saying:
This bid is a demonstration of our commitment to Nitro, its team, and to the strategy they are pursuing under the strong leadership of [co-founder and CEO] Sam Chandler and stewardship of the board.
We are specialist investors in the technology and software sector, and we have been on the same journey of building great companies which Sam and his team are currently treading. We believe we have real value to add as partners in their growth.
The firm said it intends to lodge its $1.80 per share bid for Nitro today. It expects the offer to open in around a fortnight.