MRVL Marvell Technology

Filed: 5 Apr 21, 5:26pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: April 5, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)




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Item 8.01

Other Events.

Bond Issuance

On April 5, 2021, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a Bermuda exempted company (“Marvell”), announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Marvell Technology, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“MTI”), priced an offering pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) of: (i) $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.650% Senior Notes due 2026, (ii) $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.450% Senior Notes due 2028 and (iii) $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.950% Senior Notes due 2031 (collectively, the “Notes,” and such offering, the “Notes Offering”). The Notes Offering is expected to close on or about April 12, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Notes Offering is being conducted in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition of Inphi Corporation (“Inphi”), which is currently expected to close in April 2021, pending approval by Inphi’s stockholders and Marvell’s shareholders, as well as satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated October 29, 2020 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Marvell, MTI, Maui Acquisition Company Ltd, a Bermuda exempted company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI (“Bermuda Merger Sub”), Indigo Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI (“Delaware Merger Sub”), and Inphi, a Delaware corporation, (i) Bermuda Merger Sub will be merged with and into Marvell (the “Bermuda Merger”), with Marvell continuing as a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI; and (ii) Delaware Merger Sub will be merged with and into Inphi (the “Delaware Merger” and, together with the Bermuda Merger, the “Mergers”), with Inphi continuing as a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI. MTI intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes Offering to fund a portion of the aggregate cash portion of the merger consideration payable to Inphi stockholders in connection with the Mergers and to pay related fees and expenses. MTI expects to use any remaining net proceeds from the Notes Offering for general corporate purposes.

The Notes Offering is not conditioned upon the consummation of the Mergers. However, if (i) the Mergers have not been consummated on or prior to June 29, 2021 (or such later date as the parties may designate in accordance with the Merger Agreement, up to March 1, 2022) or (ii) prior to such date, MTI notifies the trustee in respect of the Notes that MTI and Marvell will not pursue the consummation of the Mergers, then MTI will be required to redeem each series of the Notes then outstanding at a special mandatory redemption price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the applicable special mandatory redemption date.

In connection with the Notes Offering, Marvell issued a press release pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Exchange Offer

Also on April 5, 2021, Marvell announced that MTI commenced private exchange offers to certain eligible holders (collectively, the “Exchange Offers”) for (i) any and all outstanding 4.200% Senior Notes due 2023 issued by Marvell (the “Marvell 2023 Notes”) for up to an aggregate principal amount of $500.0 million of new 4.200% Senior Notes due 2023 issued by MTI and (ii) any and all outstanding 4.875% Senior Notes due 2028 issued by Marvell (the “Marvell 2028 Notes” and, together with the Marvell 2023 Notes, the “Marvell Notes”) for up to an aggregate principal amount of $500.0 million of new 4.875% Senior Notes due 2028 issued by MTI. Concurrently with the Exchange Offers, MTI, on behalf of Marvell, is soliciting consents with respect to each series of Marvell Notes (collectively, the “Consent Solicitations”) to adopt certain proposed amendments to the indenture, dated as of June 22, 2018 (the “Marvell Base Indenture”), as amended by a first supplemental indenture, dated as of June 22, 2018 (the “Marvell First Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Marvell Base Indenture, the “Marvell Indenture”), between Marvell and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, pursuant to which the Marvell Notes were issued. Such proposed amendments include eliminating (i) substantially all of the restrictive covenants in the Marvell Indenture, (ii) any restrictions on Marvell in the Marvell Indenture from consolidating with or merging into any other person or conveying, transferring or leasing all or any of its properties and assets to any person and (iii) certain of the events that may lead to an “Event of Default” in the Marvell Indenture (other than for the failure to pay principal, premium or interest).

The Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations are being made solely pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the confidential offering memorandum dated April 5, 2021, in a private offering exempt from, or not subject to, registration under the Securities Act and are conditioned, among other things, upon the consummation of the Mergers.

A copy of the press release issued by Marvell is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This Current Report on Form 8-K relates to a proposed transaction between Marvell and Inphi. In connection with the proposed transaction, on March 11, 2021, MTI filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-251606) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which included a joint proxy statement of Marvell and Inphi and a prospectus of MTI. The registration statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the SEC and a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus has been sent to all Inphi stockholders and all Marvell shareholders who held shares as of the record date. Each party may file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF INPHI AND INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF MARVELL ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors, Marvell shareholders and Inphi stockholders may obtain free copies of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by Marvell, Inphi or MTI through the website maintained by the SEC at The documents filed by Marvell with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at Marvell’s website at or upon written request to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. at 5488 Marvell Lane, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The documents filed by Inphi with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at Inphi’s website at or upon written request to Inphi Corporation at 110 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134. Information available on, or accessible through, their respective websites is not incorporated by reference herein.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the proposed transaction between Marvell, Inphi and MTI, including statements regarding the benefits of the transaction, the anticipated timing of the transaction, integration efforts related to the transaction, regulatory approvals and the products and markets of each company. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to: the completion of the proposed transaction on anticipated terms and timing or at all, including obtaining shareholder and regulatory approvals, anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities and other conditions to the completion of the transaction; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, including as a result of delay in completing the transaction or our ability to integrate the businesses of Marvell and Inphi or due to unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; other factors impacting the semiconductor industry such as supply chain disruptions or component shortages that may impact the production of Marvell or Inphi products or may impact the price of components which in turn may impact margins on any impacted products and any constrained availability from other electronic suppliers impacting Marvell or Inphi customers’ ability to ship their products, which in turn may adversely impact sales to those customers; our ability to obtain or consummate financing or any refinancing related to the transactions upon acceptable terms or at all; risks related to the incurrence of indebtedness in connection with the transaction; litigation relating to the proposed transaction instituted against Marvell and Inphi and their respective directors or officers; the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm Marvell’s or Inphi’s business, including current plans and operations; the ability of Marvell or Inphi to retain and hire key personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the proposed transaction; risks relating to the value of the shares to be issued in the transaction; risks associated with third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the proposed transaction; the impact of public health crises, such as pandemics (including the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic) and epidemics and any related company or government policies and actions intended to protect the health and safety of individuals or government policies or actions intended to maintain the functioning of national or global economies and markets; risks related to the impact on Marvell’s and Inphi’s business of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have impacted, and may continue to impact, Marvell’s and Inphi’s workforce and operations and the transportation and manufacturing of Marvell’s and Inphi’s products; risks related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have impacted, and may continue to impact the operations of Marvell’s and Inphi’s customers, distributors, vendors, suppliers, and partners; increased disruption and volatility in the capital markets and credit markets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could adversely affect Marvell’s and Inphi’s liquidity and capital resources; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or other future pandemics, on the U.S. and global economies; disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in worker absenteeism, quarantines and restrictions on Marvell’s and Inphi’s employees’ ability to work, innovate, collaborate, and travel; the effects that the current credit and market conditions caused by, or resulting from, the COVID-19 pandemic could have on the liquidity and financial condition of Marvell’s or Inphi’s customers and suppliers, including any impact on their ability to meet their contractual obligations; legislative, regulatory and economic developments affecting Marvell’s or Inphi’s businesses; general economic and market developments and conditions; the evolving legal, regulatory and tax regimes under which Marvell, MTI and Inphi operate; potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships, during the pendency of the proposed transaction that could affect Marvell’s and/or Inphi’s financial performance; restrictions during the pendency of the proposed transaction that may impact Marvell’s or Inphi’s ability to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions; unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or outbreak of war or hostilities, as well as Marvell’s and Inphi’s response to any of the aforementioned factors; the risk of downturns in the highly cyclical semiconductor industry; failure to receive the approval of the securityholders of Marvell and/or Inphi; and the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect Marvell’s business described in the “Risk Factors” section of its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed by Marvell from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Marvell assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Marvell gives no assurance that Marvell will achieve its expectations.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


99.1  Press release, dated April 5, 2021, related to the Notes Offering
99.2  Press release, dated April 5, 2021, related to the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 5, 2021  By: 

/s/ Jean Hu

   Jean Hu 
   Chief Financial Officer