Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 25, 2014, Bel Fuse Inc. (“Bel” or the “Company”) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Power-One, Inc. (“Power-One”) and PWO Holdings B.V. (“PWO Holdings” and, together with Power-One, collectively, the “Sellers”), pursuant to which Bel will acquire the Power-One Power Solutions business of ABB Ltd. The Power Solutions business of Power-One is a leading provider of high-efficiency and high-density power conversion products for server, storage and networking equipment, industrial applications and power systems.
The purchase price, which will be paid in cash, is $117 million, subject to a working capital adjustment and additional adjustments for the amount of cash and indebtedness at closing.
Pursuant to the Agreement, at the closing, Bel will purchase from the Sellers all of the outstanding equity interests of the following companies:
1. Power-One Limited Liability Company, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Russia
2. PAI Capital LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware
3. Power-One Pte. Ltd., incorporated under the Companies Act and a private company limited by shares with a registered office situated in Singapore
4. Power-One Co., Ltd., a wholly foreign-owned enterprise registered under the laws of the People’s Republic of China
5. Power-One Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong
6. Power-One AG, a corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) organized in Switzerland
The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory clearance and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.
The Agreement contains customary representations and warranties by Bel and the Sellers. The parties have rights to indemnification for, among other things, breaches of representations and warranties, subject to certain limitations, and for non-performance of their respective covenants.
Each of Bel and the Sellers has the right to terminate the Agreement if the closing of the acquisition has not occurred on or before August 30, 2014. The parties have additional customary termination rights.
Bel intends to finance the acquisition through bank borrowings and cash on hand. Please refer to the disclosure set forth under Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
On April 28, 2014, Bel issued a press release announcing the entry into the Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
In connection with the acquisition of the Power Solutions business, Bel intends to replace its existing revolving credit facility, which currently has an aggregate outstanding principal balance of approximately $4.0 million. The purchase price, as well as the refinancing of the existing revolving loan indebtedness, is expected to be financed with new debt and cash on Bel's balance sheet. Concurrently with the entry into the Agreement, Bel entered into a commitment letter, dated April 25, 2014, with KeyBank National Association that provides a commitment, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, for senior credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $160,000,000, comprised of a revolving credit facility of $50,000,000 and a term loan facility of $110,000,000, to be secured by substantially all assets of Bel.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1– Press release of Bel Fuse Inc. dated April 28, 2014.