Yageo acquires KEMET for US$1.8bn

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (STB) and Taiwan’s Tsar & Tsai Law Firm acted on behalf of Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corp in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of US rival Kemet Corp.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2020 with the combined company creating an industry leader in the US$28-$32 billion passive components industry, addressing a full range of end-market segments with combined annual revenues of approximately US$3 billion.

In addition to an enhanced global footprint, Yageo will now be able to partner with longstanding customers worldwide with a combined 42 manufacturing plants and 14 dedicated research and development centres.

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