Veeco completes Ultratech acquisition to grow LED and semiconductor processing portfolio

Veeco completed its acquisition of Ultratech to expand its semiconductor device manufacturing expertise.

Semiconductor process equipment company Veeco Instruments (Plainview, NY; NASDAQ: VECO), completed its acquisition of Ultratech (San Jose, CA), a supplier of lithography, laser-processing, and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and LEDs.

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"We are excited to complete this strategic transaction, which establishes Veeco as a leading equipment supplier to the growing Advanced Packaging industry," said John R. Peeler, Veeco's chairman and CEO. "This compelling combination increases our scale while bringing together complementary technologies and a strong talent pool. We believe this is the ideal platform to accelerate growth, enhance profitability and deliver significant value for our customers and shareholders."

The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive on a non-GAAP basis. Veeco is targeting $15 million in annualized run rate synergies within 24 months after closing, to be achieved through increased efficiencies and leveraging the scale of the combined businesses.

With the transaction close, Ultratech shareholders will receive $21.75 in cash and 0.2675 shares of Veeco common stock for each Ultratech common share outstanding. The total transaction is valued at approximately $862.3 million, consisting of approximately 7.4 million shares of Veeco common stock and approximately $628.4 million in cash consideration to former Ultratech shareholders and equity award holders. As a result of the acquisition, Ultratech stock has ceased trading and is no longer listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

SOURCE: Veeco; http://www.veeco.com/company/news/veeco-completes-acquisition-of-ultratech

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