Japanese State-Backed Fund Achieves Exit After Successful Transformation of Renesas
TOKYO, Japan, November 14, 2023—Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that all of its shares owned by INCJ, Ltd. (“INCJ”) have been sold by INCJ (“the sale,” excluding fractional shares1). This indicates a successful exit by the Japanese state-backed fund from its investment in Renesas that supported Renesas’ transformation to profitability.
“10 years have passed since we invested in Renesas to support its growth in the rapidly changing semiconductor industry. Through methodical implementation of structural reforms, Renesas has transformed into a company capable of generating sustainable profits,” said Toshiyuki Shiga, Chairman and CEO of INCJ. “Renesas has established a strong presence in the global semiconductor industry, through steadfast execution of large-scale acquisitions and post-merger integrations. We look forward to seeing Renesas excel and grow further under a diverse shareholder structure.”
“On the momentous 10-year mark of INCJ’s investment, we have achieved the milestone of INCJ selling all of our shares,” said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas. “We appreciate INCJ’s investment and support to date. INCJ greatly contributed to laying our foundation for growth. We are committed to accelerate our next phase of growth, aspiring to become the leader in embedded semiconductor solutions.”
On September 30, 2013, Renesas issued shares in a third-party allotment to INCJ and others, where the ownership ratio of INCJ among all Renesas shares (“ownership ratio”) became 69.15% on the date. From 2017 onwards, INCJ has been selling down its shareholding in stages, decreasing its ownership ratio2 to 7.38% as of November 13, 2023. After the completion of the sale announced today, INCJ’s ownership ratio will be 0.00%.
(Note 1) Excludes 75 shares which do not meet the trading unit of 100 shares.
(Note 2) Ratio of the number of shares held to 1,769,599,472 shares, which is calculated by deducting the 188,854,551 shares of treasury stock held by Renesas as of November 13, 2023 from 1,958,454,023 shares, which is the total number of issued shares of common stock as of the same day.
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