Yageo

Will Taiwan’s component manufacturers suffer from supply-chain disruptions caused by Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster? No, say sell-side analysts: it’s a buying opportunity.

They would say that, perhaps. But private equity group KKR and Pierre Chen, founder and chairman of Yageo, a maker of chip resistors, weighed in behind that argument on Thursday as they launched a bid to take the company private.

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