Pixelworks to Acquire ViXS SystemsCombines Visual Display Processing and Comprehensive End-to-End Video Delivery To Create Industry Leader of High-Quality Video Streaming Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2017-- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of visual processing solutions and Toronto-based ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer in media processing, encoding and transcoding solutions, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Pixelworks will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of ViXS in an all-stock transaction consisting of approximately 3.7 million shares of Pixelworks common stock valued at approximately US$20.2 million. At the effective closing date, each share of ViXS will be exchanged for 0.04836 of a share of Pixelworks’ common stock. The exchange ratio is equivalent to consideration of US$0.26 per ViXS common share, based on the closing price of Pixelworks on May 17, 2017. Based on a 60-day trailing average stock price for Pixelworks of US$4.65 per share and C$0.21 (US$0.15) per share for ViXS, the transaction represents a premium of approximately 47.7%.
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