Xeikon Engaged in Initial Discussions on Possible Takeover Bid

EEDE, THE NETHERLANDS—Jan. 8, 2013—Xeikon NV announces that it has engaged in discussions with a party that has indicated to Xeikon it may be interested in entering into a potential transaction by way of making a public takeover bid for all shares in the capital of Xeikon.

Parties are currently engaged in initial discussions on a potential transaction. Further announcements will be made if and when circumstances so require.

This announcement is made pursuant to Section 5:25i, second paragraph of the Act on Financial Supervision.

About Xeikon
Xeikon NV (XEI: AEX) is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops, and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing.

Source: Xeikon.

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  • Paul Gardner

    This could be great news!

    Xeikon makes amazing machines with an incredible size advantage in the toner space. But they’ve struggled to get deep & wide adoption in commercial digital printing. Being acquired by a large company with solid international sales & service organizations could quickly overcome buyer reluctance in many markets and shops.

    A list of likely buyers would seem to include HP, Xerox, Canon, Heidelberg, Manroland and Komori.

    Who am I missing?