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Coherent (COHR) confirms receipt of Unsolicited Proposal from MKS Instruments (MKSI)

  • February 8, 2021


StockCoherent, Inc.SymbolCOHR
Date Announced02/08/2021Source Press Release
TypeUnsolicited BidAcquiring Company/Person II-VI Incorporated
Date of Confirmation: 03/25/2021Price at Confirmation: $254.56
Potential Profit: 15.97%Annualized Profit: 129.56%

Coherent, Inc. (COHR) today announced that it has received an unsolicited acquisition proposal from MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) to acquire Coherent in a cash and stock transaction.


February 12, 2021: II-VI Incorporated (IIVI), a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, today announced it has made an offer to acquire Coherent, Inc. (COHR), a global laser technology leader, in a cash and stock transaction. Under the terms of II-VI’s proposal made in a letter to Coherent’s Board of Directors, Coherent’s shareholders would receive $130.00 in cash and 1.3055 II-VI common shares for each Coherent share. Based on yesterday’s closing price of II-VI shares, II-VI’s proposal is valued at $260.00 per Coherent share.

February 16, 2021: Coherent, Inc. (COHR) today announced that its board of directors has determined to engage in discussions with II-VI Incorporated (IIVI) in response to its unsolicited proposal to acquire Coherent in a transaction where each share of Coherent common stock would be exchanged for $130.00 in cash and 1.3055 shares of II-VI common stock.

February 24, 2020: The Santa Clara, California-based company has asked MKS Instruments Inc. and II-VI Inc. to submit final bids by late next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

March 08, 2021: MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) , a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today confirmed that it had submitted a revised offer on Friday March 5, 2021 to acquire all outstanding shares of Coherent, Inc. for $250 per share, composed of $135 in cash and $115 in shares of MKS common stock (subject to a symmetrical 10% collar).

March 17, 2021: Lumentum Holdings Inc. today confirmed that on March 17, 2021, it delivered to Coherent, Inc.’s (COHR) Board of Directors a revised proposal to acquire Coherent in a cash and stock transaction valued at $6.9 billion.

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