OmniVision, Hua Capital Management, Citic Capital and Goldstone Investment Announce the Completion of the Acquisition of OmniVision by Hua Capital Management, Citic Capital and Goldstone Investment
January 28, 2016
SANTA CLARA, CA and BEIJING, CHINA – January 28, 2016 – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd., CITIC Capital Holdings Limited and Goldstone Investment Co., Ltd. (collectively, the “Consortium”) today announced that the Consortium has completed the previously announced acquisition of OmniVision. As a result of the completion of the acquisition, trading of OmniVision common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market will be halted before the opening of the market today and will be suspended effective as of the close of business today. Under the terms of the definitive agreement regarding the acquisition of OmniVision, OmniVision stockholders will receive $29.75 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.9 billion.
About Hua Capital Management
Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd., based in Beijing, China, was founded by an experienced investment team focused on the semiconductor industry and related areas. The firm’s principals consist of semiconductor industry entrepreneurs, each with more than 20 years’ experience in semiconductor industry entrepreneurship, management and investing. Hua Capital Management’s valued-added approach leverages operational and financial expertise to help portfolio companies realize their full potential and become leaders in the semiconductor industry.
About CITIC Capital
Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. The firm manages $5 billion of capital from a diverse group of international and Chinese investors. Core businesses include Private Equity, Real Estate, Structured Investment and Finance, Asset Management and Venture. CITIC Capital currently employs over 200 staff members throughout its offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tokyo and New York. The firm combines a deep knowledge of the Chinese business and financial markets with world-class investment expertise to create and maximize value for its investors. For more information, please visit www.citiccapital.com.
About Goldstone Investment
Goldstone Investment Co., Ltd. was incorporated in Beijing in October 2007 with registered capital of RMB 4.6 billion. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Securities Co., Ltd., it is solely engaged in direct equity investment and focuses on private companies with the potential of going public. Goldstone Investment was among the first direct equity investment arms of a Chinese securities firm. From 2007, Goldstone Investment has invested in over 100+ transactions, totaling over RMB 12 billion (~$1.8 billion).
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OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today’s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automotive; tablets, notebooks, webcams and entertainment devices; medical; and AR, VR, drones and robotics imaging systems.
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