MEMS device developer MEMSIC has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by IDG-Accel China Capital II, L.P. and its affiliates MZ Investment Holdings Limited and MZ Investment Holdings Merger Sub Limited (collectively, "IDG"), for $4.225 per share in cash. Affiliates of IDG currently hold approximately 19.5% of the company's outstanding common stock. IDG and its affiliates will acquire all the outstanding shares of common stock of MEMSIC that are not currently owned by them, including shares underlying outstanding in-the-money equity awards, for approximately $88.5 million.
MEMSIC's Lead Director and Chairman of the Special Committee, Roger Blethen, stated "The Special Committee and its advisors conducted a disciplined and independent process intended to ensure the best available outcome for our stockholders. The Board of Directors approved the IDG transaction because it strongly believes, after carefully considering the company's strategic alternatives, that it is in the best interest of MEMSIC stockholders and the best of the available alternatives. We believe the $4.225 price is fair and that making that value available to our stockholders immediately in cash is more favorable to them than the other alternatives available, including remaining independent."