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bm|t sells its shareholding in X‑FAB Silicon Foundries N.V.

  • 2011

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh announced today that it has sold its share­hold­ing in X‑FAB Sil­i­con Foundries N.V., Erfurt, through Thüringer Indus­triebeteili­gungs-GmbH & Co. KG (TIB). A con­sid­er­able part of this share­hold­ing has been acquired by Micronas Semi­con­duc­tor Hold­ing AG, Zurich/Swiss. The total pro­ceeds of the trans­ac­tion amount to approx. €16m.

We are pleased that Micronas as a strate­gic investor has under­pinned its coöper­a­tion with X‑FAB with a share­hold­ing in the com­pany” stated Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp, man­ag­ing direc­tor of bm|t.

TIB is a share­holder of X‑FAB already since 2002 and suc­cess­fully con­cludes its engage­ment in the com­pany with the sale of its shares to a strate­gic investor.

X‑FAB Sil­i­con Foundries N.V. is a lead­ing foundry for analog/mixed-sig­nal appli­ca­tions. It oper­ates four man­u­fac­tur­ing sites in Ger­many (Erfurt and Dres­den), Malaysia and the USA and has approx. 2,400 employ­ees worldwide.

With our strate­gic part­ner­ship with X‑FAB Sil­i­con Foundries N.V., Micronas timely secures access to future man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies” explained Matthias Bopp, CEO of Micronas.

Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN), a semi­con­duc­tor designer and man­u­fac­turer with world­wide oper­a­tions, is a lead­ing sup­plier of cut­ting-edge sen­sor and IC sys­tem solu­tions for auto­mo­tive and indus­trial elec­tron­ics. Micronas offers a wide range of Hall-effect sen­sors and embed­ded micro­con­trollers for auto­mo­tive and indus­trial appli­ca­tions. While the hold­ing com­pany is head­quar­tered in Zurich (Switzer­land), oper­a­tional head­quar­ters are based in Freiburg (Ger­many). Cur­rently, the Micronas Group employs around 900 people.

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh, Erfurt, is a sub­sidiary of Thüringer Auf­baubank. bm|t serves as a man­age­ment com­pany for six invest­ment funds with a total cap­i­tal of approx. €230m. At present bm|t’s port­fo­lio con­sists of approx. 40 com­pa­nies based in Thuringa.

Press contact

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh
Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp

Gork­istraße 9
99084 Erfurt
+49 (0) 361 7447 601
+49 (0) 361 7447 635
www.bm‑t.com

 

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