Analog Devices and Hittite Microwave Corporation today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby ADI will acquire Hittite for $78 per share in cash. The closing price of Hittite’s common stock on June 6, 2014 was $60.56 per share.
This agreement reflects a total enterprise value for Hittite of approximately $2 billion. ADI expects to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and short-term debt financing. The Boards of Directors of each company have approved the transaction, which is expected to close near the end of ADI’s third fiscal quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be accretive to ADI’s non-GAAP earnings per share.
“Hittite’s strength in RF, microwave, and millimeter wave technology complements ADI’s RF and signal conversion expertise,” said Vincent Roche, ADI President and CEO. “Our combined capabilities will enable us to bring more complete solutions to our customers and address more of the industrial, communications infrastructure, and automotive markets.”
“We welcome the very talented Hittite team, as we together leverage our strong product portfolios and customer relationships to create greater value for all our stakeholders,” said Mr. Roche. Rick D. Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hittite added, “We are delighted to join forces with ADI, a premier company that shares Hittite’s passion for solving complex challenges for customers. I look forward to joining Analog Devices and I am confident our combined efforts will accelerate the course of innovation throughout cellular and microwave communications infrastructure, automotive, industrial instrumentation, aerospace and defense.”
ADI also reaffirmed financial guidance for its third quarter of fiscal year 2014, for revenue to increase in the range of 1% to 5%, and excluding any one-time items, for diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.60 to $0.64.
Credit Suisse acted as exclusive financial advisor to Analog Devices, and WilmerHale served as its legal advisor. Deutsche Bank acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hittite. Foley Hoag acted as legal advisor.
Conference Call Information ADI and Hittite will host a joint conference call on June 9, 2014 at 8am ET to discuss the acquisition. Presentation slides accompanying the webcast are also accessible at investor.analog.com. Investors may join via webcast, accessible at investor.analog.com, or by telephone (call 800-859-9560 ten minutes before the call begins and provide the password “ADI”).
A replay of the call will be made available and may be accessed for up to two weeks by dialing 855-859-2056 (replay only) and providing the conference ID: 58177775, or by visiting investor.analog.com.
Important Additional Information Will Be Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Hittite. At the time the tender offer is commenced, ADI will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and mail to Hittite’s stockholders a Tender Offer Statement and Hittite will file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a Tender Offer Solicitation/Recommendation Statement in connection with the transaction. These documents will contain important information about ADI, Hittite, the transaction and other related matters. Investors and security holders are urged to read each of these documents carefully when they are available. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Tender Offer Statement, the Tender Offer Solicitation/Recommendation Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by ADI and Hittite through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents from ADI or Hittite by contacting ADI’s Director of Investor Relations at Analog Devices, Inc., One Technology Way, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062; telephone: 781-461-3282 or by contacting Hittite’s Chief Financial Officer at Hittite Microwave Corporation, 2 Elizabeth Drive Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824; telephone: 978-250-3343.