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Business Combinations

Business Combinations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Business Combinations Business Combinations
Silicon Motion Merger
On May 5, 2022, MaxLinear entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, or the Merger Agreement, with Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, or Silicon Motion, an exempted company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands, pursuant to which, among other things and subject to the terms and conditions thereof, MaxLinear agreed to acquire Silicon Motion pursuant to a statutory merger, under the laws of the Cayman Islands, of Shark Merger Sub, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MaxLinear, with and into Silicon Motion, with Silicon Motion surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MaxLinear. Silicon Motion is a provider of NAND flash controllers for solid state drives, or SSDs, and other solid state storage devices.
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, the transaction consideration will consist of $93.54 in cash and 0.388 shares of MaxLinear common stock for each Silicon Motion American Depositary Share, or ADS, (other than ADSs representing certain customary excluded shares) and $23.385 in cash and 0.097 shares of MaxLinear common stock for each Silicon Motion ordinary share not represented by an ADS (other than certain customary excluded shares), in each case, with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of MaxLinear common stock as set forth in the Merger Agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the current MaxLinear stockholders are expected to own approximately 86% of the combined company and former Silicon Motion securityholders are expected to own approximately 14% of the combined company. Based on the closing price of MaxLinear shares on May 4, 2022, the implied value of the total transaction consideration for Silicon Motion is approximately $4.3 billion. MaxLinear may fund up to $3.5 billion of cash consideration with cash on hand and fully committed debt financing from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., or Wells Fargo Bank, and other lenders as described below. MaxLinear will also assume Silicon Motion’s vested and unvested employee stock-based compensation awards.
The merger is not subject to any financing conditions but is pending satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including antitrust approval in the People’s Republic of China, or China. On June 27, 2022, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, or HSR, waiting period expired with respect to the pending merger; however, if the merger is not consummated by June 27, 2023, the parties will need to re-file under the HSR Act. On July 13, 2022, the registration statement on Form S-4 was declared effective by the SEC. On August 31, 2022, the Silicon Motion securityholders approved the merger at the extraordinary general meeting.
On June 17, 2022, MaxLinear entered into an amended and restated commitment letter with Wells Fargo Bank and other lenders pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, the lenders have committed to provide (i) a senior secured term B loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $2.7375 billion, or the Term B Loan Facility, (ii) a senior secured term A loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $512.5 million, or the Term A Loan Facility and (iii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $250.0 million, which we collectively refer to as the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. The funding of the Senior Secured Credit Facilities is contingent on the satisfaction of customary conditions, including (i) the execution and delivery of definitive documentation with respect to credit facilities in accordance with the terms in the amended and restated commitment letter, and (ii) the consummation of the acquisition by MaxLinear of Silicon Motion in accordance with the Merger Agreement. A portion of the proceeds from the Senior Secured Credit Facilities will be used to repay existing debt (Note 8) in full.
On October 24, 2022, MaxLinear entered into a second amended and restated commitment letter with Wells Fargo Bank and other lenders, which allows for additional commitments in respect of the Term A Loan Facility to be effected by way of the joinder of additional commitment parties to the second amended and restated commitment letter, and allows for an increase in the Term Loan A Loan Facility on a dollar-for-dollar basis by a corresponding decrease in the amount of the Term Loan B facility.
Acquisition of Company Y
On January 17, 2023, the Company completed its acquisition of a business, or Company Y, pursuant to a Purchase and Sale Agreement, or the Purchase Agreement. The transaction consideration included $9.7 million in cash. In addition, Company Y stockholders may receive up to an additional $2.6 million in potential contingent consideration, subject to the acquired business satisfying certain personnel objectives by June 17, 2024.
Company Y is headquartered in Bangalore, India and operates as a provider of engineering design services.
Acquisition Consideration
The following table summarizes the fair value of purchase price consideration to acquire Company Y (in thousands):
Description Amount
Fair value of purchase consideration:
Cash $ 9,665 
Contingent consideration(1)
Total purchase price $ 11,865 
(1) The fair value of contingent consideration is based on applying the Monte Carlo simulation method to forecast achievement under various contingent consideration events which may result in up to $2.6 million in payments subject to the acquired
business’s satisfying certain financial and personnel objectives by June 17, 2024 under the Purchase Agreement. Key inputs in the valuation include forecasted revenue, revenue volatility and discount rate. Underlying forecast mathematics were based on Geometric Brownian Motion in a risk-neutral framework and discounted back to the applicable period in which the accumulative thresholds were achieved at discount rates commensurate with the risk and expected payout term of the contingent consideration.
Purchase Price Allocation
An allocation of purchase price as of the January 17, 2023 acquisition closing date based upon an estimate of the fair value of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed by the Company in the acquisition primarily includes $2.5 million in net operating liabilities, with $12.2 million in goodwill.
Assumptions in the Allocations of Purchase Price
Management prepared the purchase price allocations for Company Y and in doing so considered or relied in part upon reports of a third party valuation expert to calculate the fair value of certain acquired assets, which primarily included an acquired workforce and contingent consideration. Certain stockholders that are employees of Company Y were not required to remain employed in order to receive the contingent consideration; accordingly, the fair value of the contingent consideration was accounted for as a portion of the purchase consideration.
Estimates of fair value require management to make significant estimates and assumptions. The goodwill recognized is attributable primarily to the acquired workforce. Certain liabilities included in the purchase price allocations are based on management’s best estimates of the amounts to be paid or settled and based on information available at the time the purchase price allocations were prepared.
In connection with the acquisition of Company Y, the Company assumed certain operating liabilities. The liabilities assumed in this acquisition are included in the respective purchase price allocations above.

Goodwill recorded in connection with Company Y was $12.2 million as of March 31, 2023. The Company does not expect to deduct any of the acquired goodwill for tax purposes.