VIA optronics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
VIA optronics AG (“VIA”), a majority owned German subsidiary of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (“IMI”) and a leading supplier of enhanced display solutions, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 6,250,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), representing 1,250,000 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $15.00 per ADS, for gross proceeds of $93.75 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the ADSs are being offered by VIA. In addition, certain selling shareholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 937,500 ADSs, representing 187,500 ordinary shares, to cover over-allotments, if any, at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. VIA will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs by the selling shareholders. VIA ADSs are scheduled to begin trading on New York Stock Exchange on September 25, 2020 under the ticker symbol “VIAO.” The Offering is expected to close on September 29, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Berenberg is acting as sole bookrunning manager for the Offering and Craig-Hallum Capital Group is acting as lead manager.
Corning Research & Development Corporation (“Corning”), one of VIA’s commercial partners, has agreed to purchase 1,403,505 ADSs, representing 280,701 ordinary shares, at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $20 million in a separate concurrent private placement, which is expected to be completed after the completion of the Offering, at a price per ADS equal to 95% of the public offering price in the Offering. The sale of ADSs to Corning will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. While the closing of the concurrent private placement is conditioned on the closing of the Offering, the closing of the Offering is not conditioned upon the closing of such concurrent private placement.
A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in the Offering has been filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release or disclosure is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from VIA or IMI and that will contain detailed information about VIA and management, as well as financial statements.
VIA is a leading provider of enhanced display solutions for multiple end-markets in which superior functionality or durability is a critical differentiating factor. Its customizable technology is well-suited for high-end markets with unique specifications as well as demanding environments that pose technical and optical challenges for displays, such as bright ambient light, vibration and shock, extreme temperatures and condensation. VIA’s interactive display systems combine system design, interactive displays, software functionality, cameras and other hardware components. VIA’s intellectual property portfolio, process know-how, and optical bonding and metal mesh touch sensor and camera module technologies provide enhanced display solutions that are built to meet the specific needs of its customers.
IMI is a leading global technology and manufacturing solutions expert, the manufacturing arm of AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp. It ranks among the top 20 EMS providers in the world based on 2019 revenues (Manufacturing Market Insider). In the automotive market, it is the 6th largest EMS provider in the world per New Venture Research.
IMI specializes in highly reliable and quality electronics for long product life cycle segments such as automotive, industrial electronics and more recently, the aerospace market.
From its 22 manufacturing plants across ten different countries, the company provides engineering, manufacturing, and support and fulfillment capabilities to diverse industries globally.
For more information, visit www.global-imi.com.