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Nvidia to buy Mellanox Technologies for $6.9B

As expected, Nvidia Corp. agreed to acquire Mellanox Technologies Ltd. for $125 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of about $6.9 billion.

Nvidia said the acquisition, which it intends to fund through cash on its balance sheet, will help it optimize data center-scale workloads across computing, networking and storage stack to drive performance and reduce operating costs for customers.

The transaction is anticipated to complete by the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, and will be immediately accretive to Nvidia's non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP EPS and free cash flow after closing.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as exclusive financial adviser to Nvidia and Jones Day served as legal adviser.

Credit Suisse Group and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. served as financial advisers to Mellanox, while Latham & Watkins LLP and Herzog Fox & Neeman served as legal advisers.