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): January 7, 2021
SMART GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|c/o Maples Corporate Services Limited|
|P.O. Box 309|
|Grand Cayman||Cayman Islands|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Ordinary shares, $0.03 par value per share||SGH|
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On January 7, 2021, SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) agreed to repurchase an aggregate of 1,100,000 of its ordinary shares, $0.03 par value per share (the “Repurchased Shares”) from Silver Lake Partners III Cayman (AIV III), L.P., Silver Lake Technology Investors III Cayman, L.P., Silver Lake Sumeru Fund Cayman, L.P. and Silver Lake Technology Investors Sumeru Cayman, L.P. (collectively, “Silver Lake”) at a purchase price of $40.30 per share (the “Purchase Price”), for aggregate consideration of approximately $44.3 million, in a privately negotiated transaction (the “Repurchases”). The purchase price represented a discount to the $41.38 closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on January 7, 2021 of 2.61%. The Company expects to use available cash to finance these repurchases. The repurchases were approved by a committee of the board of directors of the Company composed solely of independent directors that are not affiliated with Silver Lake.
Also on January 7, 2021, Silver Lake agreed to sell to a broker-dealer pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, an aggregate of 990,000 of the Company’s ordinary shares at the Purchase Price, for aggregate consideration of approximately $40 million (the “144 Sales”).
The Company expects that the 144 Sales will close on or about January 12, 2021 and that the Repurchases will close on or about January 15, 2021. After giving effect to the 144 Sales and the Repurchases, Silver Lake and its affiliates will collectively own approximately 30.3% of the Company’s outstanding ordinary shares.
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.
|SMART Global Holdings, Inc.|
|Date: January 7, 2021||By:||/s/ Bruce Goldberg|
|Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer|