Acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation (IRF) by Infineon Technologies AG (IFX) May Not Be in Shareholders’ Best Interests
Robbins LLP are investigating the proposed acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF) by Infineon Technologies AG (FWB: IFX). On August 20, 2014, the companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier. Under the terms of the agreement, holders of International Rectifier will receive $40 per share for each share of International Rectifier owned.
Is the Proposed Acquisition Best for International Rectifier and Its Shareholders?
Robbins LLP’s investigation focuses on whether the board of directors at International Rectifier is undertaking a fair process to obtain maximum value and adequately compensate its shareholders.
On August 20, 2014, International Rectifier released its earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, reporting strong financial results. Specifically, the company reported a 10.5% increase in revenue over the prior quarter, and a 7.6% increase in the prior year quarter. Revenue for the fiscal year 2014 was up 13.3% from the prior fiscal year.
“Fourth quarter revenue exceeded our expectations, increasing significantly as all of our business segments posted sequential growth,” stated President and Chief Executive Officer Oleg Khaykin. “In addition, we reduced inventory by about 5% bringing our inventory weeks to 15.6, the lowest level in four years and below our target level of 16 weeks. Our non-GAAP operating income increased to 8.2% of revenue in the fourth quarter and we increased our cash balance by $67.7 million.”
In light of these facts, Robbins LLP is examining International Rectifier’s board of directors’ decision to merge the company now rather than allow shareholders to continue to participate in the company’s continued success and future growth prospects.
International Rectifier shareholders have the option to file a class action lawsuit to ensure the board of directors obtains the best possible price for shareholders and the disclosure of material information.
International Rectifier shareholders interested in information about their rights and potential remedies can contact attorney Darnell R. Donahue at (800) 350-6003, or you can complete the form below and we will contact you directly.