ADVA Optical Networking Enters Into Agreement to Acquire MRV Communications, Inc.

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ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC). Under the terms of the agreement, ADVA Optical Networking will make a tender offer of USD 10.00 per share for all the outstanding common stock of the California-based provider of innovative network solutions for data center operators, service providers and enterprises. The offer equates to an aggregate purchase price of USD 69 million and has been approved and unanimously recommended by both the board of directors of ADVA Optical Networking and the board of directors of MRV Communications, Inc.

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The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including the tender of at least a majority of MRV Communications, Inc. outstanding shares of common stock. If successful, the acquisition will further strengthen ADVA Optical Networking’s portfolio of optical, Ethernet and software solutions and expand its customer base, especially in non–European regions. In 2016, MRV Communications, Inc. recorded revenues of USD 80.3 million. For the quarter ending March 31, 2017, MRV Communications, Inc. reported revenues of USD 21.2 million, cash and cash equivalents of USD 21.7 million and listed no debt.

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