Lumentum closes NeoPhotonics deal

Created August 5, 2022
News and Business

Lumentum Holdings has announced the completion of its deal to buy out NeoPhotonics. As previously announced, Lumentum anticipates achieving more than an estimated US$50 million in annual run-rate synergies within 24 months of the closing of the transaction. Lumentum financed the transaction consideration with cash from the combined companies’ balance sheets. Under the terms of the merger agreement, NeoPhotonics stockholders will receive US$16.00 in cash for each share of NeoPhotonics common stock in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement. Due to the timing of the closing of the NeoPhotonics acquisition, Lumentum says there will not be any impact to Lumentum’s fiscal fourth quarter 2022.

“I am excited to unite NeoPhotonics’ differentiated products and technology and talented team with those of Lumentum,” said Alan Lowe, Lumentum president and CEO. “This acquisition better positions us for attractive growth opportunities created by the digital transformation of work and life, which is driving relentless growth in the needed volumes and performance of cloud and network infrastructure. I welcome our new colleagues to the Lumentum team and want to thank NeoPhotonics’ CEO Tim Jenks and the rest of NeoPhotonics’ leadership team for their contributions in getting us to this important milestone.”

For more information, visit


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.