Teledyne to Acquire e2v for $789 Million

Teledyne Technologies has made an offer to acquire e2v technologies. Under the terms of the Offer, e2v’s shareholders will receive £0.275 in cash for each e2v share valuing the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of e2v at approximately £620 million on a fully diluted basis. It is expected that, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all relevant conditions, the acquisition will be completed in the first half of calendar 2017.

e2v provides high performance image sensors and custom camera solutions for the machine vision market. They also provide high performance space qualified imaging sensors and arrays for space science and astronomy. They also produce components and subsystems that deliver high reliability radio frequency power generation for healthcare, industrial and defense applications. Finally, the company provides high reliability semiconductors and board-level solutions for use in aerospace, space and radio frequency communications applications.

This merger is expected to have a number of synergies, as the companies work in similar markets but delivering different products. For example, both companies are leaders in space and astronomy imaging, but Teledyne largely provides infrared detectors and e2v provides visible light sensors. While they both provide microwave devices, e2v’s largest product and market are magnetrons for cancer radiotherapy. Teledyne supplies solid state and vacuum microwave systems, but no magnetrons, and they primarily serve defense markets such as electronic warfare, radar and communications. However, Teledyne serves the healthcare market with specialized X-ray sensors.

In machine vision applications, e2v’s advanced capabilities in proprietary CMOS sensor design add to Teledyne’s strengths in cameras and vision systems. While Teledyne designs advanced mixed signal circuits for government and commercial applications, e2v’s broader product portfolio enhances our offerings and channels to market.

The aggregate enterprise value for the transaction is expected to be approximately £627 million (or approximately $789 million) taking into account e2v stock options and net debt. For the year ended March 31, 2016, e2v had sales of approximately £236 million. Excluding transaction-related expenses, Teledyne management expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings per share.

e2v’s directors have unanimously recommended that e2v Shareholders vote in favor of the Offer. In addition, Teledyne has received irrevocable undertakings from e2v directors and irrevocable undertakings or letters of intent from e2v Shareholders representing approximately 46% of the entire issued ordinary share capital.


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