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01 Apr 13. Bel Fuse Inc. (BELFA)(BELFB) has closed the previously announced acquisition of the Transpower magnetics business from TE Connectivity. Bel paid approximately $22.4m in cash to acquire the business, which had trailing twelve month revenue of approximately $75m and employs approximately 2,500 people at its 237,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Changping, China. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Bel’s earnings beginning in the second quarter of 2013. Among the integrated connector module (ICM) products included in the Transpower acquisition are RJ45 connectors for 10/100, 1G, 10G and PoE/PoE+ capable, MRJ21 connectors, RJ.5 connectors and a line of modules for smart-grid applications and discrete magnetics. Bel also received a license to produce ICM products using TE’s planar embedded magnetics technology. Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank and Stephens Inc. acted as financial advisors to Bel in this transaction. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

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