M&A consulting Kloepfel Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of VIA Optronics GmbH (VIA), one of the leading producers in the field of optical bonding and display solutions, on the sale to Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), a listed company and part of the Ayala Group based in the Philippines.
IMI, one of the world’s leading electronic manufacturing service providers, semiconductor module manufacturer and test service provider, acquires 76 percent of VIA for a purchase price of EUR 47.4 million. The company’s founder, Jürgen Eichner, continues to hold 24 percent of the shares. Alpina Partners, who had held an interest in VIA since June 2010, have sold their entire 55 percent stake as part of the transaction.
“We would like to thank the Kloepfel Corporate Finance team for the high level of commitment and professional implementation of the entire process in all phases of the transaction. Kloepfel Corporate Finance’s knowledge of the market was decisive in achieving an excellent transaction result for the shareholders, with a financially strong and synergetic new owner,” says Jörg Sperling, managing partner of Alpina Partners.
Kloepfel Corporate Finance structured the entire M&A process and accompanied it through all phases.