The acquisition will further strengthen MindTree's leadership in Product Engineering Services
September 29, 2009 - Bangalore, INDIA
MindTree Ltd., a global IT Solutions Company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC) to acquire Kyocera Wireless (India) Pvt. Ltd., its Indian subsidiary. The acquisition is subject to legal and statutory requirements, as well as certain closing conditions.
Established in 2003, Kyocera Wireless (India) Pvt. Ltd. is engaged in wireless product development, software engineering, and product testing for KWC's global product portfolio, as well as development of custom wireless handsets for Indian service providers. Kyocera Wireless (India), with a people strength of approximately 600, has its development center in Bangalore. It will continue to provide engineering services to San Diego-based KWC and other Kyocera entities on a contract basis after the sale.
Under the agreement, MindTree will make an upfront payment of approximately $6 Million, and further payments linked to revenues in financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.
MindTree expects this acquisition to contribute approximately $9 Million in revenues for the period October 2009 to March 2010, with Profit After Tax expected to be in the range of 13-15%.
"MindTree has established a global leadership position in technologies such as short-range wireless and multimedia codecs that are integral to wireless communication devices. With the acquisition of Kyocera Wireless (India) Pvt. Ltd. we will be able to further strengthen our leadership position by offering end-to-end design and technology services to wireless Original Equipment Manufacturers and service providers," said MindTree President and Group-CEO, Product Engineering Services, Janakiraman S. "Kyocera is a global technology leader and this acquisition makes them a major strategic client for MindTree. We are excited about this relationship and look forward to building a long-term association by offering value-based services."
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with MindTree," said Yasuyuki Yamamoto, General Manager of Kyocera Corporation's Corporate Communication Equipment Group. "This allows Kyocera to improve its cost structure and competitiveness while providing MindTree a strong engineering resource, especially in the field of software for mobile devices."
"The acquisition of Kyocera Wireless (India) is a significant milestone for MindTree. As part of our Product Engineering Services (PES) business, MindTree offers design and technology services that range from chip to cloud. Wireless technologies form a critical element in this space. The acquisition, and our relationship with Kyocera, will fuel MindTree's growth in the global PES market," said MindTree CEO & Managing Director Krishnakumar Natarajan.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyocera Corporation.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, office-document imaging equipment, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company's net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marks its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine's 2009 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.
MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services and Software Product Engineering. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.
MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.