ADI/Maxim Merger Received Unconditional Approval in All Relevant Regulatory Jurisdictions

Compass Lexecon successfully assisted Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”) in its acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (“Maxim”).Both companies are headquartered in the U.S. and are primarily active in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed signal semiconductor devices, across a range of applications including the industrial, communications, automotive and consumer sectors. As of August 2021, the transaction has received unconditional approval in all relevant regulatory jurisdictions, including the United States, European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Compass Lexecon advised the Parties throughout the regulatory review process, from pre-notification to the approval from the relevant regulatory agencies, providing economic analysis demonstrating the pro-competitive nature of the transaction.

The Compass Lexecon team was led by Miguel de la Mano and Elizabeth Wang, with Jason Wu as project manager and support from Cecilia Nardini, Jake Cheng, Alejandro Abisambra, Bella Li, Georg Clemens, Nancy Wang, Ruben Savelkoul, Josep Peya, Willow Liu, Wendy Wei, Janice Shiu, Siyi Chen, Alina Rymar, Ann-Christine Schwegmann, James Sood, and Justice Yennie from the U.S., EU, and China offices. Compass Lexecon worked closely with Joseph Larson, Lori Sherman, and Emily Samra from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; John Boyce, Jessica Staples, Madalina Secareanu, Shweta Vasani, and Gareth Goh from Slaughter and May; Janet Hui and Xuefei Bai from JunHe; and Jeff White, Kristin Sanford, Geneva Hardesty, Neil Rigby, and Chris Thomas from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.