Coherent board accepts II-VI acquisition proposal

Coherent, announced that its board of directors has determined, after consultation with its financial and legal advisors, that the previously disclosed acquisition proposal Coherent received from II-VI Incorporated continues to be a “Company Superior Proposal” under Coherent’s merger agreement with Lumentum Holdings after giving due consideration to the revised acquisition proposal Coherent received from Lumentum. In making its determination, the Coherent board of directors evaluated the comparative benefits and risks of the II-VI and Lumentum proposals, including the near-term and long-term financial opportunities and risks presented by each proposal, the potential synergies available through a combination with each company, and the complementary businesses of each company.​

​Accordingly, Coherent is terminating the merger agreement between Coherent and Lumentum and paying Lumentum the $217.6 million termination fee contemplated by their merger agreement in order to enter into a new merger agreement with II-VI.

Under the terms of Coherent’s merger agreement with II-VI, each share of Coherent common stock will be exchanged for $220.00 in cash and 0.91 of a share of II-VI common stock at the completion of the transaction. The transaction with II-VI is subject to approval by the stockholders of Coherent and II-VI, receipt of U.S. and foreign regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. ​

Bank of America and Credit Suisse are serving as financial advisors to Coherent, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal advisor.​

Source: https://www.coherent.com/

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