SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT UNDER
SECTION 14(d)(4) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Amendment No. 4)
Global Med Technologies, Inc.
(Name of Subject Company)
Global Med Technologies, Inc.
(Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, and
Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
Michael I. Ruxin, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Global Med Technologies, Inc.
12600 West Colfax, Suite C-420,
Lakewood, CO 80215
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices
and Communications on Behalf of the Person(s) Filing Statement)
Clayton E. Parker
Martin T. Schrier
K&L Gates LLP
200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3900
Miami, Florida 33131
||Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the
commencement of a tender offer.
This Amendment No. 4 to the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 amends and
supplements the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 filed by Global Med
Technologies, Inc., a Colorado corporation (Global Med), with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the SEC) on March 4, 2010 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the
Schedule 14D-9). The Schedule 14D-9 relates to the offer by Haemonetics Corporation, a
Massachusetts corporation (Haemonetics), through its wholly owned subsidiary Atlas Acquisition
Corp., a Colorado corporation (Purchaser), to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Global
Meds common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the Global Med Common Stock), and all of the
outstanding shares of Global Meds Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share
(the Global Med Preferred Stock), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in
Haemonetics Offer to Purchase, dated February 19, 2010 (as amended or supplemented from time to
time, the Offer to Purchase). The Offer to Purchase is attached as Exhibit (A)(1)(A) to the
Schedule TO filed by Haemonetics with the SEC on February 19, 2010 (as amended or supplemented from
time to time, the Schedule TO) and the terms of the Offer (as defined below) are set forth in the
Offer to Purchase and in the related Letter of Transmittal for the Global Med Common Stock and the
Letter of Transmittal for the Global Med Preferred Stock (each, as the context requires, the
Letter of Transmittal, and together with the Offer to Purchase, the Offer). Any capitalized
terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such
terms in the Schedule 14D-9.
Item 8 of the Schedule 14D-9 is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following immediately
before the subheading entitled Forward Looking Statements:
(m) Expiration of the Subsequent Offering Period; Exercise of the Top-Up Option.
At 12:00 midnight, Boston, Massachusetts time, on March 31, 2010, the subsequent offering
period expired and was not extended, marking the conclusion of the Offer. Based on the information
provided by Computershare Trust Company, N.A. to Haemonetics, as of the expiration of the
subsequent offering period, 3,960 shares of Global Med Preferred Stock and approximately 34,398,052
shares of Global Med Common Stock had been tendered in and not withdrawn from the Offer (including
the Shares tendered during the subsequent offering period). These tendered Shares constituted 100%
of the shares of Global Med Preferred Stock outstanding and approximately 89.7% of the shares of
Global Med Common Stock outstanding. Purchaser accepted for payment all Shares validly tendered.
Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Purchaser has exercised the Top-Up Option to
increase its ownership of Global Med Common Stock to at least one share more than 90% of the number
of shares of Global Med Common Stock outstanding (after giving effect to the issuance of the shares
of Global Med Common Stock pursuant to the Top-Up Option). As described in the Merger Agreement,
the purchase price per share of the Global Med Common Stock sold to Purchaser in connection with
its exercise of the Top-Up Option was equal to the Common Stock Offer Price (the Top-Up Option
Purchase Price). The aggregate Top-Up Option Purchase Price was paid by the Purchaser with a
secured promissory note having a principal amount equal to the Top-Up Option Purchase Price
multiplied by the number of Top-Up Option Shares.
Haemonetics has advised Global Med that it intends to complete its acquisition of Global Med
by merging Purchaser with and into Global Med by way of a short form merger, without a vote or
meeting of the shareholders of Global Med in accordance with the applicable provisions of Colorado
law. In the Merger, all remaining publicly-held shares of Global Med Common Stock (other than
shares of Global Med Common Stock as to which dissenters rights are validly exercised and
perfected under applicable Colorado law) will be converted into the right to receive $1.22 per
share of Global Med Common Stock, net to the holder in cash, without interest and less any
applicable withholding taxes, representing the same price paid in the Offer. Under Colorado law,
Haemonetics is required to give ten days prior notice of the Merger to the remaining shareholders
of Global Med, and Haemonetics has informed Global Med that it expects to complete the Merger
promptly thereafter. Following the Merger, Global Med will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Haemonetics, and shares of Global Med Common Stock will no longer be eligible for quotation on the
OTC Bulletin Board.
On April 1, 2010, Haemonetics and Purchaser issued a press release announcing the conclusion
of the Offer. The full text of the press release issued by Haemonetics and Purchaser is set forth
as Exhibit (a)(12) hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.