Acacia Communications Announces Launch of Proposed Public Offering

MAYNARD, Mass., Oct. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that it has commenced a follow-on public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Acacia is proposing to sell 1,210,302 shares of Acacia common stock, and certain selling stockholders are proposing to sell 3,289,698 shares of Acacia common stock.  In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of Acacia common stock from certain of the selling stockholders.

Acacia intends to use proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes. Acacia will not receive any of the proceeds from any sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint bookrunners for the offering, and Needham & Company, LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and Northland Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a written prospectus. A copy of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, or email:; BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC  28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or email:; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, Attn: Prospectus Group, telephone: (800) 503-4611, or email:; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: (866) 718-1649, or email:

A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor may there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Acacia Communications

Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By converting optical interconnect technology to a silicon-based technology, a process Acacia refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia is able to offer products that meet the needs of cloud and service provider customers in a simple, open, high-performance form factor that can be easily integrated in a cost-effective manner with existing network equipment.

CONTACT: For further information: 

Investor Relations Contact: 
Monica Gould
Office: (212) 871-3927

Public Relations Contact: 
Jason Ouellette
Office: (617) 399-4908 
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