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Analog Devices set to acquire Maxim Integrated

Analog Devices has announced that it is to acquire Maxim Integrated Products, in an all stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion.

The transaction, which is said to value Maxim at $21bn, has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is seen as strengthening ADI providing increased breadth and scale across multiple end markets - in particular the automotive and 5G markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, current ADI stockholders will own approximately 69 percent of the combined company, while Maxim stockholders will own approximately 31 percent.

“This exciting announcement is the next step in ADI’s vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds. 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,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “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. 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,” said Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated.

Upon closing, two Maxim directors will join ADI’s Board of Directors, including Maxim President and CEO, Tunç Doluca.

The combined company will strengthen ADI’s analogue semiconductor position with expected revenue of $8.2 billion. Maxim’s strength in the automotive and data centre markets, combined with ADI’s strength across the broad industrial, communications and digital healthcare markets are seen as highly complementary and aligned with key growth trends.

With respect to power management, Maxim’s applications-focused product offerings complement ADI’s catalogue of broad market products.

Combining best-in-class technologies will enhance ADI’s depth of domain expertise and engineering capabilities from DC to 100 gigahertz, nanowatts to kilowatts and sensor to cloud, with more than 50,000 products. This will, according to ADI, enable the combined company to offer more complete solutions, serve more than 125,000 customers and capture a larger share of a $60 billion total addressable market.

The combination also brings together similar cultures with more than 10,000 engineers and approximately $1.5 billion in annual research and development investment.

This transaction is expected to be accretive to adjusted EPS in 18 months subsequent to closing with $275 million of cost synergies by the end of year two, driven primarily by lower operating expenses and cost of goods sold. Additional cost synergies from manufacturing optimisation are expected to be realised by the end of year three subsequent to closing.

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Neil Tyler

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