2015-11-05

CVC, KKR and Bain Rumored to Bid Philips Lighting for $6B

Large private-equity firms might be proposing to acquire Philips lighting unit for EUR 5.5 billion (US $6 billion), a Bloomberg report cited a person familiar with the matter saying.
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2015-06-23

GaN Transistor Manufacturer Transphorm Receives US$70 M Investment Led by KKR

Transphorm, an early stage semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion, today announced a US $70 million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. KKR’s investment follows initial rounds of funding led by funds affiliated with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Soros Quantum Strategic Partners, INCJ, Fujitsu, Transphorm will use this funding to support its growth, product innovation and expansion.
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2015-03-20

[Breaking News] KKR, CVC Close to Sealing Deal for Philips Lumileds

KKR & Co. and CVC Capital Partners are nearing an agreement to buy Philips Lumileds, lighting components unit, a Bloomberg report cited a source saying.
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2015-03-13

CVC and KKR in Lead for Acquiring Philips Lumileds

Private equity firms CVC and KKR have offered the highest bid for acquiring Philips lighting components business, a Reuters report cited three sources familiar with the matter saying.
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2014-02-20

NXP Semiconductors N.V. Repurchases 5 Million Shares of Common Stock

NXP Semiconductors N.V.  announced today that it has repurchased 5 million shares of its common stock under its stock repurchase plan announced on February 5, 2014. The shares were repurchased directly from affiliates and from funds managed or advised by KKR in a private transaction at a price per share based on the market closing price.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE