Today Mellanox announced that it completed the acquisition of EZchip, a leader in high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, at a total purchase price of approximately $811 million (approximately $606 million net of cash).
As our largest ever acquisition, we are confident the integrated teams of EZchip and Mellanox can deliver future value to our shareholders,” said Eyal Waldman, President and CEO of Mellanox. “We look forward to working together as a combined company building a leading intelligent, end-to-end interconnect, and network processing company. This will enable Mellanox to add intelligence, and application offloads to the interconnect, which is a trend we are seeing in data centers, and expect to take dominant share in this transition.”
The EZchip acquisition is a further step in Mellanox’s strategy to become the leading broad-line supplier of intelligent interconnect solutions for the data center. The combined company will deliver diverse and robust solutions, enabling customers to meet growing demands of data-intensive applications used in high-performance computing, Web 2.0, cloud, network security, data center, enterprise, telecom, database, financial services and storage environments.
Effective today, each outstanding share of EZchip ordinary shares shall be deemed to have been transferred to Mellanox, entitling the holder thereof to receive $25.50 in cash without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. Following the merger, EZchip shares ceased to be traded on the NASDAQ and Tel-Aviv Stock Exchanges.