Oclaro, Inc.

Oclaro, Inc.

Oclaro, Inc.

Date Founded



225 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95131, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Electrical Products
Wireless Telecommunications
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
Medical Products & Equipment
Appliances & Electronics
Computer Software
Computer Hardware

Company Description

Oclaro, Inc. is one of the world's largest suppliers of optical components, modules and subsystems for the global optical communications market and into industrial and consumer laser applications. Through in-house development and a series of strategic acquisitions and mergers, the company maintains one of the most extensive and vertically-integrated product portfolios in the fiber optics industry.

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Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

General Manager, Modules & Devices Business Unit

President, Integrated Photonics Business

President, Optical Connectivity Business

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Mission Peak Executive Consulting LLC

Managing Director & Partner at ChinaVest Ltd.

Former President, East Region at Bank of America Corp.

Chief Executive Officer at Oclaro, Inc.

President, Network Operations at AT&T, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Cowan Group LLC

Managing Director & Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Telefónica Digital Ltd.

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Magnetar Financial investment strategies are designed to achieve attractive risk-adjusted rates of return. Some of the funds and SMAs employ a multi-strategy approach, utilizing a wide range of strategies across a range of geographies, while others focus on one or just a few strategies. The funds and SMAs may hold both long and short positions in a broad range of securities, derivatives, and other assets. In executing their investment strategies, the funds and SMAs may enter into joint venture or co-investment arrangements, participate in pooled investment vehicles, invest with affiliated or unaffiliated advisors or managers, or make direct investments in operating entities. Magnetar may use leverage in the investing activities and may engage in short selling. The firm's main investment strategies can, generally, be divided into the following categories: relative-value, event-driven, directional, and hybrid and other strategies. Magnetar also offers a variety of trading techniques including: Convertible-Securities Arbitrage: Merger and Event-Driven Arbitrage: Volatility Arbitrage: Statistical Arbitrage; Capital-Structure Arbitrage; Equity Capital Markets Strategies: Privately-Sourced Transactions; Fundamental Long/Short: Option/Warrant Arbitrage: Directional Equity, Corporate Debt, Derivatives and Currencies; Energy Markets Investments; Credit Strategies; Derivatives Companies; Privatization Transactions, Aviation Investments; and Solar Energy-Related Investments.

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Alpine Associates Management manages the investment portfolios of the Alpine Funds and the accounts of their other clients using several strategies. Their main strategies are merger arbitrage and long/short equity trading. Alpine also uses other strategies including convertible arbitrage and investing in bankruptcy and other credit opportunities. Alpine seeks to produce superior risk-adjusted returns with low volatility in all types of market environments.Alpine's long/short equity trading strategy involves the purchase and sale of actively traded common stocks. They also trades in stock index futures and other derivatives, options, preferred stocks, corporate and government bonds, swaps, other securities and financial instruments and currencies. Alpine may engage in pairs trading. A major part of this strategy involves the creation of synergistic positions in connection with Alpine's merger arbitrage and bankruptcy and other credit opportunities strategies. The firm seeks to capitalize on market dislocations caused by mergers and other corporate transactions and events. They also engage in general equity trading, using technical and fundamental analysis to identify stocks that are underpriced or overpriced relative to their peers or on an absolute basis.Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on the purchase of securities sought in cash tender offers, exchange offers, mergers or other extraordinary transactions, and the tendering or exchange of these securities for cash or new securities. When a new security is offered in exchange for a purchased security, Alpine simultaneously takes an offsetting short position that is covered with the new security when it is received. This strategy may involve purchasing or selling options, swaps and other derivative instruments to enhance returns or limit risk. Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on publicly announced transactions with definitive merger agreements.

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Sandell Asset Management Corp. employs a global, event-driven, multi-strategy investment approach that focuses on merger-arbitrage, equity-event, and distressed credit investments. The firm generally invests fund assets in a portfolio of event-sensitive securities which may include a variety of US and non-US equity and debt securities and other financial and investment interests, instruments and property. The funds' portfolios typically include securities of companies that are subject to mergers, takeover bids, exchange offers, tender offers, spin-offs, liquidations, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings and other similar extraordinary corporate events. The firm offers advice on a wide range of investments types including, but not necessarily limited to, equity securities, warrants, corporate debt securities, commercial paper, mutual fund shares, US government securities, options contracts on securities, futures contracts on intangibles, bank loan assignments and other debt participations, creditor trade claims, derivatives (including various swaps, puts, calls or options), equity linked notes, and personal property of all kinds. In some instances, Sandell may invest fund assets in partnerships investing in real estate, oil and gas interests, and other pooled investment vehicles (hedge funds). Sandell Asset Management is an activist firm and is included in the SharkWatch50 as one the 50 most prominent activist investors.

Recent Transactions
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Lumentum Holdings, Inc. purchases Oclaro, Inc.

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Oclaro, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Ushio, Inc., USHIO Opto Semiconductors, Inc. purchase Oclaro Japan, Inc. /The Infrared Laser Diode Business from Oclaro, Inc.

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Advised onNewport Corp. purchases Oclaro, Inc. /New Focus Business from Oclaro, Inc.

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


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