Teledyne Technologies To Acquire LeCroy

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[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Teledyne Technologies and LeCroy have entered into a definitive agreement that provides for the merger of LeCroy Corporation with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne. Pursuant to the transaction, Teledyne will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of LeCroy for $14.30 per share payable in cash. The aggregate value for the transaction is approximately $291 million, taking into account LeCroy’s stock options, stock appreciation rights and net debt as of March 31, 2012.

The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of Teledyne and LeCroy. In addition, LeCroy directors and executive officers, including founder Walter LeCroy, have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the transaction.

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., LeCroy is a leading supplier of oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and signal integrity test solutions with approximately 500 employees worldwide. For its fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, LeCroy had sales of approximately $178.1 million.

Stifel Nicolaus Weisel is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Bingham McCutchen and Fish & Richardson are acting as legal counsel to LeCroy. Needham & Company is acting as exclusive financial advisor and McGuireWoods is acting as legal counsel to Teledyne.