Kirkland & Ellis represents TPV Technology Limited (listed on both Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges) in its proposed acquisition of the remaining 30-percent stake in TP Vision, the television joint venture with Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips; NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA). The parties announced the signing of a term sheet for the proposed acquisition on January 20, 2014. The signing of definitive agreements is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2014.
Kirkland has advised TPV Technology Limited on several transactions, including its initial acquisition of the 70-percent stake in the television joint venture with Philips in April 2012.
The remaining 30-percent stake in TP Vision will be transferred for a deferred purchase price, which will be combined with the deferred purchase price for the 70-percent stake previously acquired. After completion of the acquisition, TPV Technology Limited will fully own TP Vision.
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