Wilson Sonsini, Skadden Lead $5.7B Laser Maker Merger

Law360 (January 19, 2021, 10:10 AM EST) -- U.S. laser tools and systems developers Lumentum and Coherent unveiled plans Tuesday to merge in a cash and stock transaction valued at $5.7 billion, with help from Wilson Sonsini and Skadden.

The agreement sees Lumentum Holdings Inc., advised by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, buying Coherent Inc., led by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, for $100 per share in cash plus 1.1851 shares of Lumentum common stock, according to a statement. That per share price represents a premium of 49% to Coherent's closing price on Jan. 15. As a result of the deal, Coherent stockholders are expected to own about 27% of...

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