SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 9, 2021
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
c/o MagnaChip Semiconductor S.A.
1, Allée Scheffer, L-2520
Luxembourg , Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||MX||New York Stock Exchange|
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As previously disclosed, on March 25, 2021, Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), South Dearborn Limited, an exempted company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability (“Parent”) formed by an affiliate of Wise Road Capital LTD (“Wise Road”), and Michigan Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”). The Merger Agreement provides that, among other things, and subject to the terms and conditions thereof, Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company continuing its corporate existence under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as the surviving corporation in the Merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. In connection with the Merger, the Company filed its definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 7, 2021 (as amended and supplemented, the “Proxy Statement”).
As previously disclosed, on June 11, 2021, the Company confirmed by press release receipt of a proposal from Cornucopia Investment Partners (“Cornucopia”) on behalf of itself and a group of investors to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company for $35.00 per share in cash (assuming the number of shares on a fully diluted basis at closing of the transaction will be 47,470,416, as shown in the Company’s Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 2021) (the “Proposal”) and that the Company, Parent and Merger Sub agreed to the terms in a letter agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, the parties agreed that, notwithstanding the provisions of the Merger Agreement, the Company may, from the time that the press release discussed in Item 8.01 of the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 14, 2021 was issued through 5:00 p.m. New York City time on June 16, 2021, participate in discussions with Cornucopia regarding the Proposal for the sole purpose of making the determination as to whether the Proposal constitutes or could reasonably be expected to lead to a Superior Proposal (as defined in the Merger Agreement).
On June 17, 2021, Cornucopia wrote a letter to the Board noting that in light of recent U.S. regulatory developments since their submission of the Proposal, they will have to modify their financing plan. The Company has not received any further communications from Cornucopia since their letter dated June 17, 2021.
The Company remains committed to consummating the Merger, which remains subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of authorization from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (“MOTIE”), in each case without the imposition of a burdensome condition as defined in the Merger Agreement. The Company will continue to use its reasonable best efforts to promptly obtain authorization from CFIUS and MOTIE in order to satisfy the conditions to the closing of the Merger.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving the Company and Wise Road. In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company has filed relevant materials with the SEC, including the Proxy Statement. Promptly after filing the Proxy Statement with the SEC, the Company mailed the Proxy Statement and a proxy card to each shareholder of the Company entitled to vote at the special meeting relating to the proposed transaction. As announced in the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 16, 2021, the Company received an “Order Establishing Interim Mitigation Measures” (the “Interim Order”) from the U.S. Department of Treasury on behalf of the CFIUS on June 15, 2021. In light of the Interim Order, the Company has postponed the special meeting relating to the proposed transaction, which was scheduled to be held at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 17, 2021, pending further developments with respect to the Interim Order. This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document that the Company may file with the SEC or send to its shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, SHAREHOLDERS OF MAGNACHIP ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION THAT MAGNACHIP WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The Proxy Statement and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed transaction, and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at the Company’s website at www.magnachip.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
This communication does not constitute a solicitation of proxy, an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Board and the Company’s executive officers are, and certain employees may be, deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the names of such persons and their respective interests in the proposed transaction, by securities holdings or otherwise, are set forth in the Proxy Statement. Additional information regarding these individuals is set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 9, 2021, and Annual Report Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on April 30, 2021. To the extent the Company’s directors and executive officers or their holdings of the Company’s securities have changed from the amounts disclosed in those filings, to the Company’s knowledge, such changes have been or will be reflected on initial statements of beneficial ownership on Form 3 or statements of change in ownership on Form 4 on file with the SEC. These documents are (or, when filed, will be) available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at the Company’s website at www.magnachip.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations and statements relating to the proposed transaction among the Company and Wise Road and expressions of confidence, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “will be,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “believe(s),” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “future,” “strategy,” “opportunity” and similar words or phrases or the negatives of these words or phrases. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, but not limited to: the possibility that any or all of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including, the receipt of shareholder and regulatory approvals, may not be satisfied or waived; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed transaction; that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; the occurrence of any event, change or circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement with respect to the proposed transaction with Wise Road; the diversion of and attention of management of the Company on transaction-related issues; legal proceedings, judgments or settlements, including those that may be instituted against the Company, the Board and the Company’s executive officers and others following the announcement of the proposed transaction; disruptions of current plans and operations caused by the announcement and pendency of the proposed transaction; potential difficulties in employee retention due to the announcement and pendency of the proposed transaction; the response of customers, suppliers, business partners and regulators to the announcement of the proposed transaction; and other risks and uncertainties and the factors identified under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and updated in subsequent reports filed by the Company with the SEC. These reports are available at www.magnachip.com or www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 9, 2021
|MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION|
/s/ Theodore Kim
Chief Compliance Officer, General
Counsel and Secretary