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Business Combinations

Business Combinations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
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 Law of the Cayman Islands, pursuant to which, subject to the terms and conditions thereof, MaxLinear agreed to acquire Silicon Motion pursuant to a statutory merger 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 stock for each Silicon Motion American Depositary Share, or ADS, and $23.385 in cash and 0.097 shares of MaxLinear common stock for each Silicon Motion ordinary share not represented by an ADS. Upon closing of the transaction, the current MaxLinear stockholders will own approximately 86% of the combined company and former Silicon Motion securityholders will 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 regulatory 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. 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 (the “Term B Loan Facility”) (ii) a senior secured term A loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $512.5 million (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 X
On December 8, 2021, the Company completed its acquisition of a business, or Company X, pursuant to a Purchase and Sale Agreement, or the Purchase Agreement. The initial closing transaction consideration consisted of $5.0 million in cash. In addition, their stockholders may receive up to an additional $3.0 million in potential contingent consideration, subject to the acquired business satisfying certain financial and personnel objectives by March 31, 2023.
Company X is headquartered in Chennai, India and operates as a Wi-Fi solutions and service provider.
Acquisition Consideration
The following table summarizes the fair value of purchase price consideration to acquire Company X (in thousands):
Description Amount
Fair value of purchase consideration:
Cash $ 5,000 
Contingent consideration(1)
Total purchase price $ 7,700 
(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 $3.0 million in payments subject to the acquired business’s satisfying certain financial and personnel objectives by March 31, 2023 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 December 8, 2021 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 $4.4 million in identifiable intangible assets and $0.6 million in net operating liabilities, with $3.9 million in goodwill.
The following is a summary of identifiable intangible assets acquired and the related expected lives for the finite-lived intangible assets (in thousands):
Category Estimated Life in Years Fair Value
Finite-lived intangible assets:
Licensed technology 3 $ 4,400 
Total identifiable intangible assets acquired $ 4,400 
Assumptions in the Allocations of Purchase Price
Management prepared the purchase price allocations for Company X 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 identifiable intangible assets and contingent consideration. Certain stockholders that are employees of Company X 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, expected synergies, and other benefits that MaxLinear believes will result from integrating the operations of Company X with the operations of MaxLinear. 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. There were minor adjustments to various assets and liabilities that resulted in a change in the purchase price allocation reflected as of September 30, 2022 compared to the preliminary purchase price allocation as of December 31, 2021 for Company X. These adjustments resulted in a decrease of $0.07 million in net operating assets and corresponding increase in goodwill.
The fair value of the identified intangible assets acquired from Company X was estimated using an income approach. Under the income approach, an intangible asset’s fair value is equal to the present value of future economic benefits to be derived from ownership of the asset. Indications of value are developed by discounting future net cash flows to their present value at market-based rates of return. More specifically, the fair value of the licensed technology was determined using the multi-period excess earnings method, or MPEEM. MPEEM is an income approach to fair value measurement attributable to a specific intangible asset being valued from the asset grouping’s overall cash-flow stream. MPEEM isolates the expected future discounted cash-flow stream to its net present value. Future cash flows were estimated based on forecasted revenue and costs, taking into account expected future contracts and remaining contract terms. The licensed technology began amortization immediately upon the closing of the transaction.

In connection with the acquisition of Company X, 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 X was $3.9 million as of September 30, 2022. The Company does not expect to deduct any of the acquired goodwill for tax purposes.