Microchip Tech Inc. acquires Supertex Inc.
Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex Incorporated 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. 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.
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 Supertex’s stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
“We are pleased to have Supertex become part of the Microchip team. Supertex’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 Supertex’s business with Microchip’s Analog business will enable significant synergies and cross selling opportunities,” said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO of Microchip Technology.