柯达公司出售影像传感器事业部

2015-06-06

柯达公司出售影像传感器事业部(ISS)给私募基金Platinum Equity公司

美国纽约州罗彻斯特,117 - 伊士曼柯达公司今日宣布,已将影像传感器事业部(Image Sensor Solutions)出售给Platinum Equity公司,此举将加强柯达对营运的专注,并增强对其财务状况的支撑。

此次交易的细节并未揭露,柯达仍将得以继续在将来的产品中使用含在此次出售案中的影像传感器技术。此前柯达曾对媒体的交流中透露,将会出售一些不影响企业转型成为获利且持久的数字公司的非中心事业资产。此次业务出售与完成此转型战略方针一致,并且增加了现金部位。

本次出售的范围包括位于纽约罗彻斯特伊士曼商业园占地26.3万平方英尺(约合2.4万平方米)的厂房及研究设施。
ISS
(影像传感器部门)开发、制造和销售世界最高性能的影像传感器。在过去的30年,柯达公司ISS不断的交付了具备创新特性并承载着最高图像质量的元器件,在要求日益严应用中被广泛使用 从精密制造检测到数字X线摄影,从地球成像卫星到交通监控,从世界上最高性能的专业工作室相机到DNA检测系统,来自全世界的客户依赖ISS的高性能产品并且在最关键任务中应用。  

Platinum Equity是一家专门从事并购、收购与整合营的全球性企业(M&A&O)。该公司在众多商业市场领域内为其客户提供服务和配套的解决方案。
  
ISS在全球高性能成像市场处于有利位置”,柯达公司高级副总裁暨消费性数码影像部总裁,Pradeep Jotwani先生说, “本次出售此业务在完整和公正的评估基础上使股东利益最大化,并且使柯达提高其财务灵活性。”
  
Jotwani
指出,Platinum Equity公司带来了重要的财务及
运资源以及一个全面的计划,以确保ISS持续发展。
  
Jotwani
说,“对ISS来说,Platinum Equity是一个理想的收购公司,他们致力于成功的交易,使客户和员工的利益得到保障。” “我很高兴我们有这样一个有利的结果。”
  
Platinum Equity公司专注于收购企业可以受益于该公司的广泛的内部转型,整合及运营能力和专业知识。

Platinum Equity合伙人Brian Wall表示:这是一个非常好的机会,能够得到向全世界客户提供创新性产品的业务。ISS拥有强大的管理团队和领导公司未来发展的正确眼光。我们将与他们共同进行产品开发和客户服务的承诺,并全力帮助完全发挥他们的潜力。

Wall说,Platinum Equity公司对一些涉及与原先母公司复杂转型的处理经验,有利于ISS的员工、客户和其他合作伙伴。

我们的营运团队将与管理团队通力合作,以确保顺利过渡,而使该部门继续专注于提供世界一流的成像产品和解决方

案,”Wall说。 “我们很荣幸在与柯达的合作中铸造了一个独特的资产剥离方案,使涉及的各方都得到最佳利益。

 

Kodak sells Image Sensor business to Platinum Equity


November 7, 2011


ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 7 -- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it has completed the sale of its Image Sensor Solutions (ISS) business to Platinum Equity in a move that will sharpen Kodak’s operational focus and strengthen its financial position. 
While the financial details were not disclosed, Kodak will have continuing access to the image sensor technology involved in this transaction for use in its own products. Kodak has previously communicated that it would sell assets that are not central to its transformation to a profitable, sustainable digital company. This sale is aligned with that strategy to generate cash to complete the transformation. 
Included in the sale is a 263,000 square foot facility in Eastman Business Park in Rochester, N.Y., that houses manufacturing and research facilities. The ISS business develops, manufactures, and markets the world’s highest performance solid state image sensor devices. Over the past 30 years, Kodak’s image sensors have delivered unrivaled image quality and innovative features for use in a broad range of demanding imaging applications. From precision manufacturing inspection to digital radiography, from earth imaging satellites to traffic monitoring, from the world’s highest performing studio photography cameras to DNA sequencing systems, customers around the world rely on high-performance products from ISS in the most mission-critical applications. 
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business mark

“Image Sensor Solutions is a business that is well-positioned in the high-performance imaging markets in which it participates,” said Pradeep Jotwani, President, Consumer Digital Imaging Group, and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “This sale maximizes shareholder value by obtaining a full and fair valuation for this business, and allows Kodak to increase its financial flexibility.” 
Jotwani noted that Platinum Equity brings significant financial and operational resources to the ISS business and a comprehensive plan to ensure its continued success. 
“Platinum Equity is an ideal acquirer of Kodak’s ISS business because they are committed to the success of the business for the benefit of customers and employees,” Jotwani said. “I’m very pleased that we have such a favorable outcome for all of our constituents.” 
Platinum Equity focuses on acquiring businesses that can benefit from the firm’s extensive in-house capability and expertise in transition, integration and operations. 
“This is a great opportunity to acquire a business with an impressive record for delivering innovative solutions to customers around the world,” said Brian Wall, the partner at Platinum Equity who led the team pursuing the acquisition. “The ISS business has a strong management team with the right vision for leading the company into the future. We share their commitment to product development and customer service and are committed to helping the business realize its full potential.” 
Wall said Platinum Equity’s experience managing complex transitions from corporate parent companies will benefit employees, customers and other partners. 
“Our operations group will work hand-in-hand with the management team to ensure a seamless transition while allowing the organization to stay focused on delivering world class imaging products and solutions,” said Wall. “We are proud to have forged a unique divestiture solution in partnership with Kodak that serves the best interests of everyone involved.” 


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