Lumentum to acquire Oclaro for $1.8B

Lumentum to acquire Oclaro for $1.8B in cash and stock 

Lumentum to acquire Oclaro for $1.8B.
Lumentum Holdings (LITE) and Oclaro (OCLR) announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, pursuant to which Lumentum will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Oclaro. For each share of Oclaro stock held, Oclaro stockholders will be entitled to receive $5.60 in cash and 0.0636 of a share of Lumentum common stock, subject to the terms of the definitive agreement.


The transaction values Oclaro at $9.99 per share or approximately $1.8B in equity value, based on the closing price of Lumentum’s stock on March 9, of $68.98.


The transaction value represents a premium of 27% to Oclaro’s closing price on March 9 and a premium of 40% to Oclaro’s 30 day average closing price.


Oclaro stockholders are expected to own approximately 16% of the combined company at closing.


The transaction is expected to generate more than $60M of annual run-rate synergies within 12 to 24 months of the closing and be immediately accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share.


Lumentum intends to fund the cash consideration with a combination of cash on hand from the combined companies’ balance sheets and $550M in debt financing. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2018, subject to approval by Oclaro’s stockholders, antitrust regulatory approval in the U.S. and China, and other customary closing conditions.


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