Israel: Mellanox To Fully Acquiring EZchip

Globes estimates that the $811 million Mellanox acquisition will get an 85 percent majority at the EZchip shareholders meeting.

Eyal Waldman,   CEO of Mellanox

 

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. confirmed in a press release on Tuesday that its proposed merger with EZchip Semiconductor Ltd has received the necessary votes from EZchip’s shareholders to proceed. Globes estimates that the $811 million Mellanox acquisition will get an 85 percent majority at the EZchip shareholders meeting.

Mellanox expects to complete the acquisition during the second half of February 2016. The company also noted that it plans on integrating employees from both companies and retaining both companies’ product lines.

Credit Suisse estimated that the EZchip acquisition would increase Mellanox’s potential market from $2 billion to over $14 billion by 2017, according to Globes.

“With the receipt of the necessary shareholder approval, we are pleased to be another step closer to completing the acquisition of EZchip, ” said Eyal Waldman, President and CEO of Mellanox.

“This acquisition will enhance our scale and profitability by broadening the Mellanox product portfolio, add critical embedded processing intellectual property and know-how to our capabilities and significantly expand our market reach and customer relationships. With the combination of our teams, technologies and products, Mellanox and EZchip together will be in an excellent positon to capitalize on the substantial opportunity for Intelligent Networking, and deliver significant benefits to shareholders, data center customers and employees of the combined company.”

Following the announcement, shares of EZchip were trading higher by 1 percent at $25.29, while shares of Mellanox were lower by 0.18 percent at $38.69.

 

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