Analog Devices set to acquire Maxim Integrated

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Tuesday, 28 July, 2020


Analog Devices set to acquire Maxim Integrated

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and Maxim Integrated Products have entered into a definitive agreement under which ADI will acquire Maxim in an all-stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over US$68 billion. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is set to strengthen ADI as an analog semiconductor leader with increased breadth and scale across multiple end markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, Maxim stockholders will receive 0.63 of a share of ADI common stock for each share of Maxim common stock they hold at the closing of the transaction. Upon closing, current ADI stockholders will own approximately 69% of the combined company, while Maxim stockholders will own approximately 31%. The transaction is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganisation for US federal income tax purposes.

“Today’s exciting announcement with Maxim is the next step in ADI’s vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “ADI and Maxim share a passion for solving our customers’ most complex problems and, with the increased breadth and depth of our combined technology and talent, we will be able to develop more complete, cutting-edge solutions.

“Maxim is a respected signal processing and power management franchise with a proven technology portfolio and impressive history of empowering design innovation. Together, we are well positioned to deliver the next wave of semiconductor growth, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all.”

“For over three decades, we have based Maxim on one simple premise — to continually innovate and develop high-performance semiconductor products that empower our customers to invent,” added Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated. “I am excited for this next chapter as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, together with ADI.

“Both companies have strong engineering and technology know-how and innovative cultures. Working together, we will create a stronger leader, delivering outstanding benefits to our customers, employees and shareholders.”

The transaction is expected to close in the US summer of 2021 subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval by stockholders of both companies. Upon closing, Doluca along with a second director of Maxim will join ADI’s board of directors.

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