Supertex Acquisition Expands Microchip’s Offerings in Medical, Lighting and Industrial
Microchip Technology Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex, Inc. for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246 million, after excluding Supertex's cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $148 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Microchip's non GAAP earnings per share in the first full quarter after completion of the acquisition.
â€œWe are pleased to have Supertex become part of the Microchip team. Supertexâ€™s deep domain knowledge in high voltage analog and mixed signal technologies, and strong position in the Medical, Industrial and Lighting markets, complement many of Microchip initiatives in these areas. We believe that combining Supertexâ€™s business with Microchipâ€™s Analog business will enable significant synergies and cross selling opportunities,â€ said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO of Microchip Technology.
â€œWe are pleased to join Microchip Technology, a premier company in the semiconductor industry. Microchip has demonstrated consistent profitability, technology leadership and growth in its core businesses. We believe that this acquisition provides the best vehicle for us to realize significant value for Supertexâ€™s shareholders, as well as the opportunity to scale up to the much stronger sales and manufacturing platforms of Microchipâ€ said Henry Pao, President and CEO of Supertex.
The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of each company and is expected to close in the second quarter of calendar 2014, subject to approval by Supertexâ€™s stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.