Sigurd makes offer for Test-Serv

ON THE LOOKOUT:Sigurd Microelectronics Corp chairman Sidney Huang said the company would continue to seek more M&A opportunities to accelerate its growth

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 25, 2015
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

Local chip testing and packaging service provider Sigurd Microelectronics Corp (矽格) yesterday said it would launch a tender offer to fully acquire smaller rival Test-Serv Inc (誠遠科技) in a sign of continued consolidation in the nation’s semiconductor industry.

The NT$1.4 billion (US$42.42 million) deal also marks the latest merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the chip testing and packaging sector.

Sigurd plans to buy all 80.2 million shares of Test-Serv at NT$17.5 per share, representing a 19.86 percent premium compared with the stock’s closing price of NT$14.6 yesterday.

“Sigurd believes this strategic alliance will help boost our market share, allowing the company to become the nation’s No. 1 or No. 2 player in the power management IC testing market,” Sigurd chairman Sidney Huang (黃興陽) told a media briefing.     [FULL  STORY]

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