Infineon to acquire Cypress Semi in deal with enterprise value of EUR9B
Infineon Technologies (IFNNY) and Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire Cypress for $23.85 per share in cash, corresponding to an enterprise value of EUR9B.
The companies said that expected economies of scale will create cost synergies of EUR180M per annum by 2022.
The complementary portfolios will enable the offering of further chip solutions with a revenue synergies potential of more than EUR1.5B per annum in the long term.
The offer price represents a 46% premium to Cypress’s unaffected 30-day volume-weighted average price during the period from 15 April to 28 May 2019, the last trading day prior to media reports regarding a potential sale of Cypress.
Cypress expects to continue its quarterly cash dividend payments until the transaction closes.
This includes Cypress’s previously announced quarterly cash dividend of 11c per share, payable on July 18, 2019 to holders of record of Cypress’s common stock at the close of business on June 27, 2019.
The funding of the acquisition is fully underwritten by a consortium of banks. Infineon is committed to retaining a solid investment grade rating and, consequently, Infineon intends to ultimately finance approximately 30 percent of the total transaction value with equity and the remainder with debt as well as cash on hand.
The financial policy to preserve a strategic cash reserve remains in place. The acquisition is subject to approval by Cypress’s shareholders and the relevant regulatory bodies as well as other customary conditions.
The closing is expected by the end of calendar year 2019 or early 2020.
Hassane El-Khoury, President and CEO of Cypress, said:
“The Cypress team is excited to join forces with Infineon to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar opportunities from the massive rise in connectivity and computing requirements of the next technology waves. This announcement is not only a testament to the strength of our team in delivering industry-leading solutions worldwide, but also to what can be realized from uniting our two great companies. Jointly, we will enable more secure, seamless connections, and provide more complete hardware and software sets to strengthen our customers’ products and technologies in their end markets. In addition, the strong fit of our two companies will bring enhanced opportunities for our customers and employees.”
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