Marvell to acquire Cavium, targets end-to-end systems

November 20, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Marvell Technology Group and Cavium have announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Marvell will acquire Cavium to become a leader in infrastructure systems with approximately $3.4 billion1 in annual revenue.

The transaction combines Marvell's portfolio of leading HDD and SSD storage controllers, networking solutions and high-performance wireless connectivity products with Cavium's portfolio of leading multi-core processing, networking communications, storage connectivity and security systems. The combined product portfolios provide the scale and breadth to deliver comprehensive end-to-end systmers for customers across the cloud data center, enterprise and service provider markets, and expands Marvell's serviceable addressable market to more than $16 billion.

This transaction also creates an R&D innovation engine to accelerate product development, positioning the company to meet today's massive and growing demand for data storage, heterogeneous computing and high-speed connectivity.

The transaction is expected to generate at least $150 to $175 million of annual run-rate synergies within 18 months post close and to be significantly accretive to revenue growth, margins and non-GAAP EPS.

"This is an exciting combination of two very complementary companies that together equal more than the sum of their parts," said Marvell President and Chief Executive Officer, Matt Murphy. "This combination expands and diversifies our revenue base and end markets, and enables us to deliver a broader set of differentiated solutions to our customers."

"Individually, our businesses are exceptionally strong, but together, we will be one of the few companies in the world capable of delivering such a comprehensive set of end-to-end solutions to our combined customer base," said Cavium Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Syed Ali.