Warburg Pincus makes $250 million Taiwan investment

The private equity firm will buy convertible bonds in Chunghwa Picture Tubes representing a 10% stake, signalling its confidence in the future of the beleaguered company.

Warburg Pincus will invest $250 million in convertible bonds issued by Chunghwa Picture Tubes CPT.

The private equity firm will buy six-year, zero-coupon convertible bonds, which will give it a stake of 10.2% in the company on conversion. The conversion price is set at NT$8.50 $0.26, a 4% premium to the NT$8.17 closing price of the shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on September 14. The bonds are puttable at year 1.5, 3, and 4.5 at...

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