Valassis Communications Inc., the marketing company that distributes coupon packets and “Have You Seen Me?” missing-children notices, will be acquired by Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $1.84 billion.

Valassis investors will get $34.04 a share in cash through a tender offer, San Antonio-based Harland Clarke said today in a statement. That represents a 20 percent premium over Valassis’ closing price of $28.30 yesterday.

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