Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


September 14, 2018

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission file number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification


3600 Peterson Way, Santa Clara



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(408) 400-0578

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Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets


On September 14, 2018, Adesto Technologies Corporation (the “Company”) completed its previously announced acquisition of Echelon Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Echelon”), pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) dated as of June 28, 2018, by and among the Company, Echelon and Circuit Acquisition Corporation, a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger Sub”).


The acquisition was accomplished by the merger of Merger Sub with and into Echelon (the “Merger”), and upon consummation of the Merger, the Merger Sub ceased to exist and Echelon became the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Closing”). At the Closing, pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and subject to the conditions therein, each share of common stock of Echelon, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”) issued and outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing (other than shares held by (1) Company, Echelon or their respective subsidiaries or (2) stockholders who have properly and validly exercised their appraisal rights under Delaware law), was cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive cash in an amount equal to $8.50, without interest thereon (the “Per Share Amount”). All shares of Common Stock underlying option awards and restricted stock unit awards, vested or unvested, were converted into the right to receive the Per Share Amount (or, in the case of an option award, the spread between the Per Share Amount and the applicable exercise price). The aggregate consideration paid by the Company for the Merger was approximately $44.1 million.


The Company financed the acquisition with proceeds from the Company’s public offering of its common stock completed in July 2018 and cash on Echelon’s balance sheet.


The foregoing description of the Merger and the Merger Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on June 29, 2018 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.




Description of Exhibit






Agreement and Plan of Merger among the Company, Circuit Acquisition Corporation and Echelon Corporation, dated June 28, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Form 8-K filed by Echelon Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2018).*


* Schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. Adesto Technologies Corporation hereby undertakes to furnish supplementally copies of any of the omitted schedules and exhibits upon request by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Date: September 14, 2018


/s/ Ron Shelton



Ron Shelton



Chief Financial Officer and Secretary