Faurecia enters definitive agreement with Hitachi to acquire Clarion
Acquisition accelerates Faurecia’s strategy to become key player in cockpit electronic systems
Faurecia has reached a definitive agreement with Hitachi to acquire 100% of Clarion, the French supplier said in a press release on 26 October. Under the agreement, Faurecia will offer JPY2,500 (USD22.2585 as on 26 October) per share for Clarion, which represents a premium of 31.2% over the average of last 20 trading days and a premium of 10.5% over the previous trading day (25 October) when the deal was first reported in media. This translates to a purchase price of JPY141 billion (USD1.26 billion), representing a transaction multiple of 5.7 times of FY2017/18 EBITDA. Faurecia claims to have already secure fund needed to finance the acquisition.