MACOM Announces Successful Divestiture of AppliedMicro's Compute Business
Divestment to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group in exchange for a minority equity stake in newly-capitalized venture allows MACOM to participate in NewCo's potential long-term value creation
"After a thorough review process, we are very excited about the sale of
the Compute business and the opportunity it provides for both the
employees of that business and our shareholders," said
Equity for Carlyle's investment came from Carlyle Partners VI, a
Evercore acted as exclusive financial advisor and
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Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on MACOM management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning the divestment, including those regarding any impact on MACOM and its results of operations or shareholders, the future value creation, prospects or results of the divested business, or the merits of or future outcomes associated with MACOM's minority investment in the divested business. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and generally may be identified by terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "should," "will," "would" or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect
MACOM's current views about future events and are subject to risks,
uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause
those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially
from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although MACOM
believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking
statements are reasonable, it cannot and does not guarantee future
events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or
achievements, including the final impact or outcome of the divestment or
any future return on investment in MACOM's minority stake in the
divested business. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could
cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the
forward-looking statements, including, among others, costs associated
with the divestment, delays in or inability to complete anticipated
divestiture, transition and restructuring activities, disruption or
disputes with NewCo, Carlyle, employees, customers, suppliers, licensors
or others arising from the divestiture or related activity, failure to
achieve expected synergies and other anticipated benefits of the
transaction, as well as those factors described in "Risk Factors" in
MACOM's filings with the
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