Lattice sold to China-backed private equity fund



Canyon Bridge is a private equity firm in Palo Alto backed by China money.

The price is about 30% above Lattice’s market cap before the offer became known.

“We will operate as a standalone subsidiary after the acquisition and do not expect any changes in our operations or our unwavering commitment to continued innovation for our customers,” said Lattice CEO Darin Billerbeck (pictured).

“Lattice’s low-power FPGA franchise, along with its video connectivity and wireless solutions, make it a compelling, strategic investment,” says Ray Bingham of Canyon Bridge, “we expect the Company will continue to leverage its existing customer relationships with major OEMs globally, while further broadening the role of its technology solutions and accelerating its strategic plans.”

The transaction has been unanimously approved by both companies’ boards of directors and is expected to close in early 2017 subject to customary closing conditions, regulatory approvals and approval by Lattice’s shareholders.

Upon the completion of the transaction, Lattice will be a standalone subsidiary of Canyon Bridge and Lattice’s senior management team will continue to lead the business from its current headquarters in Portland, OR.


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