German chipmaker Infineon announced on Monday that it is all set to acquire Silicon Valley-based Cypress Semiconductors at $10.06 billion including its debt. According to the terms of the deal, Infineon would pay Cypress $23.85 per share in cash, representing a 46% premium to Cypress’ share price over the last month.
The move is in line with Infineon’s target of attaining cost synergies of 180 million euros per year by 2022 and revenue synergies of more than 1.5 billion euros in the long-term. Further, the German chipmaker plans to finance about 30% of the total transaction value with equity and remainder with debt as well as cash on hand.
As investors reacted to the deal, Infineon’s share price fell 6.5%. However, the company is confident that cost and revenue synergies mean that the transaction is meaningful.
On the other hand, Cypress’ shares rose 27% in pre-market trade.
It has also been confirmed that Infineon has paid 4.5 times revenue for Cypress, arguing that the investment has been consistent with its strategy of revenue multiples incomparable within deals in the semiconductor industry.
It is expected that the combined entity will facilitate a stronger bond between the real and the digital world. It will be the eighth-largest semiconductor company in the world with a target of 10 billion euros a year in revenue. Further, the deal would create an automotive leader with a 13% market share, coupling Infineon’s prowess in managing electric drivetrains with Cypress’s superior connectivity in areas such as in-car entertainment.