II-VI Incorporated announced that it is entering into a definitive agreement with Coherent, Inc., under which II-VI will acquire all outstanding Coherent shares in a cash and stock transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, Coherent shareholders will receive $220.00 in cash and 0.91 of a share of II-VI common stock for each Coherent share.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Coherent to create a global leader in photonic solutions, compound semiconductors and laser technology and systems. Together, we will have significant opportunities to accelerate our growth through complementary technology platforms, strengthen our competitiveness by using our combined scale across the value chain, benefit from deeper market intelligence and expertise, and further diversify our businesses by end market and geography. Moreover, the combination of II-VI and Coherent will increase our collective exposure to irreversible megatrends for decades to come. We are excited to welcome the talented Coherent team to II-VI and look forward to working together to deliver significant value to all stakeholders, including both companies’ shareholders, customers, employees, and business partners,” said Dr Vincent D. Mattera, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of II-VI.
The transaction, which is expected to close by year-end 2021 and has been approved by both companies’ Boards, is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals and approval of II-VI and Coherent shareholders.