• Complementary and vertically integrated product portfolio for ROADMs
  • Business to be integrated in II-VI’s Photonics Segment
  • Approximate purchase price upon closing: $85 million in cash

PITTSBURGH, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI) (the “Company”), a global leader in engineered materials and optical solutions for networks, today announced its intent to acquire CoAdna, Holdings, Inc. (TWSE:4984), headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $85 million at closing. The transaction price includes the acquisition of CoAdna’s approximately $40 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the 3rd calendar quarter of 2018 and is subject to the approval of CoAdna’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Founded in 2000, CoAdna is a global leader in wavelength selective switches (WSS) based on its patented LightFlow™ liquid crystal platform and II-VI’s micro-optics. CoAdna’s WSS modules have a long history of successful field deployments and over the years, have been integrated alongside II-VI’s optical amplifiers, optical channel monitors and other II-VI components on ROADM line cards designed by II-VI, CoAdna and their customers.

“CoAdna and II-VI have been great business partners for many years, leveraging each other’s complementary products and technologies to serve the optical transport market,” said Sunny Sun, President, Photonics Segment, II-VI Incorporated. “We are eager to realize our synergies to grow the WSS business over our strong sales channels and shorten the time to market for our new products.  With our manufacturing scale, unmatched vertical integration and broad product portfolio, we are well positioned for the growth in ROADM demand driven by metro network upgrades, new datacenter interconnect architectures and the emerging 5G wireless infrastructure.”

The companies’ combined portfolio of products for ROADM line cards will include fixed- and flex-band 1xN WSS, tunable mux/demux, dual-chip pump lasers, passive components, arrayed-EDFAs, high-resolution optical channel monitors and optical time domain reflectometers. II-VI also designs and manufactures fully-integrated ROADM line cards.  CoAdna will contribute to the joint product portfolio its OvS™ platform that features a distributed cross connect architecture for data center networking.

Sherrard German & Kelly P.C., K&L Gates LLP, and Appleby served as legal counsel to II-VI.  Cowen acted as financial advisor to II-VI.

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