Lumentum Announces Completion of Cloud Light Acquisition
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) (“Lumentum”) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cloud Light Technology Limited (“Cloud Light”).
“I am excited to add Cloud Light’s high-speed optical transceiver products, differentiated technology, and talented team to Lumentum,” said Alan Lowe, Lumentum President and CEO. “Cloud operators have embraced this transaction, recognizing the enhanced customer value proposition it brings through leading-edge technology, a broader product portfolio, and strengthened supply chain security, all at a time when Artificial Intelligence is driving data center compute capacity to its limits.”
Under terms of the merger agreement, Lumentum acquired Cloud Light with a transaction value of approximately $750 million, before certain adjustments. The transaction consideration was paid in cash from Lumentum’s balance sheet and the assumption and substitution of outstanding unvested Cloud Light options.
The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Lumentum’s non-GAAP earnings per share and is expected to more than double Lumentum’s cloud data center infrastructure revenue in the 12-month period following the transaction close. The highly complementary combination squarely positions Lumentum as a leader in providing photonics to cloud operators, enabling more than a five-fold expansion in the company’s served opportunity inside of data centers. In the last twelve months, over 90 percent of Cloud Light’s more than $200 million in revenue was derived from 400G and higher speed products, and in their most recent quarter, over half of Cloud Light’s optical transceiver revenue was derived from 800G transceivers.
As previously announced, Lumentum will release its fiscal first quarter 2024 financial results tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8, 2023, before the market opens and host a conference call the same day at 5:30 a.m. PT/8:30 a.m. ET. During this call, Lumentum management will also provide an update on the Cloud Light transaction.
BofA Securities served as the exclusive financial advisor to Lumentum and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, served as legal advisor. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal advisor to Cloud Light.
Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and laser applications worldwide. Lumentum optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.lumentum.com.
About Cloud Light
Cloud Light Technology Limited designs, markets, and manufactures advanced optical modules for automotive sensors and data center interconnect applications. The company’s core team has over 18 years of experience in the design of advanced optical modules, with a rich heritage in advanced manufacturing and delivering superior quality and customer experience. Founded in 2018, Cloud Light is headquartered in Hong Kong, with R&D centers in Hong Kong and Taiwan and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, China and Southeast Asia. For more information, visit www.cloudlight.com.hk.
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