Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape
|Announcement Date||Acquirer||Target||Deal Type||Deal Status||Deal Value
|September 7, 2011||Dongguan Anwell Thin Film and Vacuum Technology Co., Ltd.||Henan Sungen Solar Fab Co., Ltd.||Acquisition (Minority Acquisition)||Announced||4.00||Dongguan Anwell Thin Film and Vacuum Technology Co., Ltd., an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Anwell Technologies Limited, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a 10% equity interest in the capital of Henan Sungen Solar Fab Co., Ltd. for a cash consideration of $4 million. |
Henan Sungen is engaged in solar power generation production and operation of solar cells, solar PV lighting system. Anwell Technologies is a supplier of manufacturing equipment and process technologies for the optical disc and OLED .
Upon completion of the acquisition, Henan Sungen will be an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Anwell Technologies.
All the entities are based in China.
|July 25, 2011||The Government of Dongguan||Dongguan Anwell Digital Machinery Co., Ltd.||Private Placement (None)||Completed||109.12||Dongguan Anwell Digital Machinery Co., Ltd. (DADM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anwell Technologies Limited (Anwell), has secured CNY700 million ($109.12 million) capital investment from the Municipal Government of Dongguan.|
Anwell is a Hong Kong-based designer and manufacturer of optical media manufacturing systems, optical media manufacturing peripherals, and solar panel equipments. DADM is a China-based manufacturer of optical disc replication systems.
Pursuant to the transaction, the Dongguan Government will hold a 19.5% stake in DADM, valuing DADM alone at CNY3,600 million ($561.22 million). Further, at the end of five years following the capital injection, the Dongguan Government has the option of selling its shares in DADM to Anwell at cost plus interest.
|May 27, 2011||Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.||Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Solar Cell Business||Acquisition (Asset Purchase)||Completed||147.40||Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of consumer electronics products, is planning to sell its solar cell business to Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., a clean energy company, for KRW160,800 million ($147.4 million). Both the companies are based in South Korea.|
Samsung SDI took over the solar cell business on July 1, 2011.
The divestment will allow Samsung Electronics to manage its resources more efficiently and focus more on its key businesses
|June 7, 2010||Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.||Global OLED Technology, LLC||Acquisition (Minority Acquisition)||Announced||Undisclosed||Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. a Japan-based company engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and other mineral resources, has signed an agreement to acquire a 32.73% stake in Global OLED Technology, LLC, a US-based company which has patents related to organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology.|
|December 30, 2009||LG Electronics, Inc.||Eastman Kodak Company - OLED Business Assets||Acquisition (Asset Purchase)||Completed||Undisclosed||Eastman Kodak Company, a US-based manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional imaging products, has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets associated with its OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) business to a group of LG Electronics companies. LG is South Korea-based manufacturer of electronic appliances and devices. Kodak will have continuing access to its OLED technology for use in its products. Eastman Kodak has agreed to sell substantially all of the assets associated with its OLED business to a group of LG Electronics companies. The transaction is expected to complete by the end of 2009. Nomura Securities International, Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Eastman Kodak on this transaction.|
|November 6, 2009||Casio Computer Co., Ltd. - Display Business||Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.||Acquisition (Majority Acquisition)||Announced||Undisclosed||Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., a printing company, has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Casio Computer Co., Ltd.’s display business subsidiary. Both the companies are based in Japan. The Board of Directors of Casio Computer has agreed to spin off a small and medium-size display business subsidiary and sell a portion of the new company’s shares to Toppan Printing. Under the terms of the transaction, the new company will acquire the facilities and personnel involved in Casio Computer’s small and medium-size thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCD) business and OLED displays development. In addition, all shares in Casio Computer’s 100% wholly-owned subsidiary Kochi Casio Co., Ltd. will be transferred to the new company.|
|October 6, 2008||OLED-T Limited - Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio||Merck KGaA||Acquisition (Asset Purchase)||Completed||Undisclosed||Merck KGaA, a Germany-based chemical-pharmaceutical company, has acquired the entire intellectual property (IP) portfolio of OLED-T Limited, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) materials and device structures. The transaction would further expand the position of Merck in the development and commercialization of OLED materials.|
|June 30, 2008||Ubiquam Co., Ltd. Tong Yang No 1 Corporate Restructuring Partnership Shinhan Bank||Sunic System Co., Ltd.||Acquisition (Majority Acquisition)||Announced||10.33||An investor group comprised of Ubiquam Co., Ltd., a Korea-based company engaged in wireless communication, Tong Yang No 1 Corporate Restructuring Partnership, and Shinhan Bank, a company engaged in commercial banking operations, is planning to acquire Sunic System Co., Ltd., an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) machinery manufacturer. The investor group will acquire Sunic System from private equity funds Mirae Asset Partners First Private Equity Fund and Mirae Asset Venture Investment No 5 for KRW10,733 million ($10.33 million) in cash.|
|April 7, 2008||Rohm and Haas Company||Gracel Display, Inc.||Acquisition (Majority Acquisition)||Completed||40.00||Rohm and Haas Company, a US-based developer of technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry, has acquired a controlling stake in Gracel Display, Inc., a South Korea-based developer and manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) materials, for a consideration of approximately $40 million. The acquisition of Gracel and its portfolio of OLED materials broadens Rohm and Haas’s display technologies business.|
|September 28, 2007||Ritek Corporation||RiTdisplay Corporation||Acquisition (Minority Acquisition)||Announced||Undisclosed||Ritek Corporation, a manufacturer, processor, and seller of optical products, has agreed to acquire 62 million shares in RiTdisplay Corporation, a manufacturer, processor, and trader of organic light emitting diode (OLED), for TWD620 million ($18.90 million). Following the acquisition, Ritek Corporation will hold a 55% stake in RiTdisplay Corporation.|