chip gear maker kla-tencor to buy orbotech for $3.4 billion
Monday said it would buy Orbotech Ltd. ORBK, a manufacturer of other semiconductor equipment. O in $3.
4 billion of the transactions so it can be accessed quickly
The market for printed circuit boards and flat panel displays is growing. KLA-
Tencor offers $69
$02 per share, including $38.
Its 25 shares, about 15% higher than Orbotech\'s closing price of $59. 90 on Friday. Israel-
Shares at Orbotech rose 11% to $67.
In pre-session trading, KLA fell nearly 1% to $119. 50. KLA-
Tencor also announced a $2 billion share repurchase authorization, which is scheduled to be completed within 12 to 18 months of the end of the Orbotech transaction.
The deal will diversify California. based KLA-
Tencor\'s revenue base and $2 more.
The company says there are 5 billion potential opportunities in the market for printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, packaging and semiconductor manufacturing. KLA-
The deal is expected to immediately increase Tencor, its revenue growth model
GAAP earnings and free cash flow per share intend to fund the cash portion of the transaction with cash in the consolidated company\'s balance sheet. J. P.
Morgan is a financial advisor to KLA.
Tencor, while Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati are its American brand. S. legal counsel.
Liquornik, Geva, Lesham, Tal is its legal adviser to Israel.