Mooreland Partners advises DDi Corp. in $282 million Sale to Viasystems Group, Inc.
Anaheim, California – April 4, 2012 – Mooreland Partners is pleased to announce that it is acting as financial advisor to DDi Corp. (Nasdaq:DDIC, www.ddiglobal.com) in its sale to Viasystems Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIAS,www.viasystems.com).
Viasystems will acquire DDi’s outstanding equity for $13 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $282 million. The transaction represents a transformational merger in the global Printed Circuit Board (“PCB”) industry as DDi’s leading edge technology expertise and strong North American presence are combined with Viasystems’ high volume, low cost PCB manufacturing and electro-mechanical integration solutions capabilities in Asia. The merger will also strengthen the two companies’ presence in the military/aerospace, industrial and instrumentation markets. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in late Q2 or early Q3 of this year.
Viasystems and DDi both have well defined, yet complementary, core competencies that will enable the combined organization to provide customers with a unique and complete spectrum of services and technology for quick turn, prototyping, and higher volume complex PCB manufacturing in Asia and North America. As measured by revenue, the combined company will result in one of the largest publicly traded PCB manufacturers in the United States. Based on each company’s results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, the combined company, on a pro forma basis, had approximately $1.3 billion of revenue with approximately 15,700 employees located primarily in Asia and North America. (Viasystems Press Release)
DDi is a leader in quick-turn and complex Printed Circuit Board (“PCB”) engineering and manufacturing services for the North American market. The Company provides multi-layer PCB prototypes; and pre-production and production fabrication services, to OEMs and contract manufacturers. DDi has a strong and growing presence in the military/aerospace market, yet also serves the industrial/instrumentation, communications, computers, and consumer electronics markets. DDi Corp. was founded in 1978, headquartered in Anaheim, California, and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol DDIC. For more information visit www.ddiglobal.com or call +1 (714) 688-7500.