By Tess Stynes
NXP Semiconductors NV (>> NXP Semiconductors NV) said the sale of 30 million shares by selling shareholders priced at a 1.3% discount to Friday's close as several private-equity firms reduce their stakes in the semiconductor company.
The Netherlands-based company's shares were down 1.9% to $30.18 in early trading, below the offer price of $30.35 a share. The company's shares are up nearly a third in the past year.
The selling shareholders include private-equity firms AlpInvest Partners BV, Apax Partners LLP, Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Silver Lake Technology Management LLC. NXP won't receive any proceeds from the secondary offer.
NXP was formed in 2006 as Philips Electronics NV (PHG, PHIA.AE) sold 80.1% of its semiconductor business to a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The company went public in an initial public offering in 2010, listing its shares on the Nasdaq.
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