M&A Deal Summary

Windjammer Capital Investors Acquires DDi

On October 1, 1997, mezzanine finance firm Windjammer Capital Investors acquired semiconductors company DDi

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Windjammer Capital Investors’ 2nd transaction in the Semiconductors sector.
  • This is Windjammer Capital Investors’ 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Windjammer Capital Investors’ 3rd transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • DDi was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012 for 282M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 1997-10-01
Target DDi
Sector Semiconductors
Buyer(s) Windjammer Capital Investors
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

DDi

Anaheim, California, United States
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DDi Corp. is a provider of quick-turn and complex Printed Circuit Board ("PCB") engineering and manufacturing services. DDi provides multi-layer PCB prototypes; and pre-production and production fabrication services, to OEMs and contract manufacturers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Windjammer Capital Investors

Newport Beach, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 2.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Windjammer Capital Investors is a private investment firm that invests control equity, minority equity, and/or subordinated debt in growing middle-market businesses. The Firm seeks to invest between $50 and $200 million of equity or subordinated debt in companies that generate at least $8 million of EBITDA. Windjammer focuses on North American-based opportunities and prefers companies with scalable business models, differentiated products/services, and that operate in defensible markets. Broad sectors of interest include manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution. Windjammer does not invest in high technology, real estate, and financial services companies. Windjammer Capital Investors was formed in 1990 and has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Newport Beach, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 47
Sector (Semiconductors) 2 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 7 of 25
State (California) 3 of 10
Country (United States) 8 of 47
Year (1997) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1997-09-01 Applause Holdings

Woodland Hills, California, United States

Applause Holdings Corp. is a designer, developer, and marketer of toys and gifts, including plush characters and animals, figurines, coffee mugs, key chains and pens/pencils primarily for the specialty retail/gift channel. Applause Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1998-03-01 Skilled Healthcare Group

Foothill Ranch, California, United States

Skilled Healthcare is a operator of long-term care facilities and a leading provider of a full continuum of post-acute care services, with a strategic emphasis on sub-acute specialty medical care. The Company operated a network of 71 facilities in California, Texas, Kansas and Nevada, including both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

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