SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. (" Tsinghua Unigroup"), an operating subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd., a solely state-owned limited liability corporation funded by Tsinghua University in China, and RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) (" RDA" or the " Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency (RF) semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Tsinghua Unigroup will acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of RDA for US$18.50 per American Depositary Share (or US$3.0833 per ordinary share, each American Depositary Share representing six ordinary shares). The merger values RDA's equity at approximately US$910 million, on a fully diluted basis. The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 33.3% over the closing price of RDA's American Depositary Shares on September 26, 2013, the last trading day prior to the announcement by RDA of the receipt of a preliminary non-binding proposal letter to acquire RDA from a third party.
RDA Microelectronics Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement To Be Acquired By Tsinghua Unigroup For US$18.50 Per ADS
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