Alphawave IP Announces Completion of Acquisition of OpenFive

(Adnkronos) – Combined company will accelerate Alphawave’s leadership, product offerings and customer base while driving greater scale and revenue growth from an expanded total addressable market 

LONDON and TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alphawave IP Group plc (“Alphawave” or “Company”) (LN:AWE), a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of OpenFive.  

Tony Pialis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphawave said: “Today represents an important milestone for Alphawave. This acquisition accelerates our ambition to become a leading pure-play provider of connectivity technology, covering silicon IP and custom silicon solutions like chiplets. We are delighted to welcome the talented team from OpenFive, as well as their customers and partners. The combination adds scale and expands our expertise into custom silicon. The combined company is well positioned to capitalise on the growth opportunities we see in the digital infrastructure markets, and we are really excited about the long term prospects for growth.” 

John Lofton Holt, Executive Chairman of Alphawave said: “We are delighted to welcome the OpenFive team to Alphawave and I would like to thank both teams for their efforts in getting us to the successful completion of the transaction having now received all regulatory approvals, including CIFIUS. We are looking forward to working together to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities ahead.” 

Key highlights 

Alphawave has completed the acquisition of OpenFive bringing OpenFive’s high-speed connectivity system-on-chip (SoC) IP portfolio and a proven team based in India and Silicon Valley, and other global locations, that has been delivering custom silicon solutions for over 15 years.  The acquisition significantly increases Alphawave’s customer base globally from 281 currently to over 80, especially in North America, including a top two semiconductor memory supplier, a top three high performance computing (HPC) server manufacturer, a leading automated tester equipment manufacturer, and mission critical high-speed communications and industrial equipment manufacturers. 

Closing Details – Cash Consideration Only with a Strong Balance Sheet Post-Closing 

The total consideration paid by Alphawave for completion was US$210m in cash plus customary working capital adjustments.  As was previously reported, no debt was raised to finance the transaction.  

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About Alphawave IP Group plc (LSE:AWE) Faced with the exponential growth of data, Alphawave IP’s technology services a critical need: enabling data to travel faster, more reliably and with higher performance at lower power. Alphawave IP is a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure. Our IP solutions therefore meet the needs of global tier-one customers in data centers, compute, networking, AI, 5G, autonomous vehicles, and storage. Founded in Toronto, Canada in 2017, by an expert technical team with a proven track record in licensing semiconductor IP, our mission is to focus on the hardest-to-solve connectivity challenges. To find out more about Alphawave IP, visit: awaveip.com
 

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