mophie_battery_case_note5If you have been around smartphones long enough, there is a good chance that you have come across accessories made by the likes of Zagg and Mophie, with the latter specializing in battery packs and cases for smartphones. However it looks like any rivalry between both companies will be coming to an end.

In an announcement by Zagg, it has been revealed that Zagg will be buying out Mophie for $100 million and merging both companies. The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and is expected to close later in the first quarter, assuming that all regularly checks and hurdles have also similarly been cleared.

According to Zagg’s CEO Randy Hales, “We are combining with a talented group of people. We believe we are coming in at just the right time. It’s a growth business, headed in the right direction.” Hale’s sentiments were similarly echoed by Mophie’s CEO, Daniel Huang.

Huang was quoted as saying,  “ZAGG and mophie represent two companies with strong brands and shared values. The rationale for the merger is powerful and the combination enhances each company’s growth strategy while offering a truly compelling value proposition. Together, we intend to build on our market leadership to deliver great products, advance the brand strength, and increase our global presence in mobile accessories.”

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