Xilinx to be acquired by AMD for $35B in all-stock transaction
Under the terms of the agreement, Xilinx stockholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock they hold at the closing of the transaction.
Based on the exchange ratio, this represents approximately $143 per share of Xilinx common stock. Post-closing, current AMD stockholders will own approximately 74% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis, while Xilinx stockholders will own approximately 26%.
The transaction is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
AMD expects to achieve operational efficiencies of approximately $300 million within 18 months of closing the transaction, primarily based on synergies in costs of goods sold, shared infrastructure and through streamlining common areas.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the AMD and Xilinx Boards of Directors.
The acquisition is subject to approval by AMD and Xilinx shareholders, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
The transaction is currently expected to close by the end of calendar year 2021.
Until close, the parties remain separate, independent companies. Dr. Lisa Su will lead the combined company as CEO. Xilinx President and CEO, Victor Peng, will join AMD as president responsible for the Xilinx business and strategic growth initiatives, effective upon closing of the transaction.
In addition, at least two Xilinx directors will join the AMD Board of Directors upon closing.
Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. The company offers integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; adaptive compute acceleration platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP) core licenses covering Ethernet, memory controllers, Interlaken, and peripheral component interconnect express interfaces, as well as domain-specific IP in the areas of embedded, digital signal processing and connectivity, and market-specific IP cores. XLNX closed at $114.55.
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