Acquisitions and divestitures


RPR offers service providers the ability to create high-speed metropolitan networks that efficiently transport significant amounts of IP and other data, including Ethernet. Additionally, RPR provides Cisco customers with the intelligence of an IP network combined with the redundancy benefits of traditional SONET networks. Cisco plans to license AuroraNetics’ silicon design to companies interested in producing and participating in the development of 10Gbps SRP RPR-based solutions. Licensing AuroraNetics’ design augments Cisco’s existing licensing of 2.5Gbps SRP silicon and will help accelerate industry availability of 10Gbps RPR products. LightSpeed’s voice signaling technologies will enable Cisco to provide solutions in both the enterprise and service provider markets as voice traffic transitions from purely circuit switched networks to integrated circuit and packet/cell switched networks.

ThousandEyes provides Internet intelligence at a scale and accuracy never seen before. In a time when every meeting is held, and document shared, through connected applications; the need for ThousandEyes technology has never been so high. ThousandEyes’ technology warns us when a user’s experience is less than ideal and can pinpoint where those failures were caused.

Merger of equals

Okena’s technology is a complement to Cisco’s own current family of network security offerings, which include Firewall, VPN, IDS, and SSL solutions. With the addition of Okena’s endpoint security software, Cisco offers the most comprehensive threat protection portfolio in the information security market.

Duolingo makes its first official acquisition, with more to come – TechCrunch

Duolingo makes its first official acquisition, with more to come.

Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:28:16 GMT [source]

This phenomenon is prominent instock-for-stock mergers, when the new company offers its shares in exchange for shares in the target company, at an agreed-uponconversion rate. Shareholders of the acquiring company experience a marginal loss of voting power, while shareholders of a smaller target company may see a significant erosion of their voting powers in the relatively larger pool of stakeholders.

Disciplined approach to acquisitions

On April 24, 2018, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Grapeshot, a provider of brand safety and pre-bid contextual solutions to over 5,000 of the world’s leading marketers. Grapeshot’s Contextual Intelligence Platform enables the rapid creation of highly-customized segments that allow marketers and their agencies to confidently avoid unsafe content and extend global audience reach. Summa Four’s open standards-based programmable switches will enable Cisco to offer value-added telephony applications to new and existing service providers as well as extending these services to a voice-over-IP infrastructure. Sipura is a leader in consumer voice over internet protocol technology and is a key technology provider for Linksys’ current line of VoIP networking devices. In addition to Sipura’s valuable technology and customer relationships, their experienced team with extensive VoIP expertise will help build a foundation for Linksys’ internal research and development capabilities in voice, video and other markets. Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions that will advance Cisco’s data center strategy by enhancing product and service delivery offerings. Tandberg, based in Oslo, Norway, and New York, is a global leader in video communications, including a broad range of world-class video endpoint and network infrastructure solutions with intercompany and multi-vendor interoperability.

Additionally, Piston’s deep knowledge of distributed systems and automated deployment will help further enhance our delivery capabilities for customers and partners. MindMeld has pioneered the development of a unique AI platform that enables customers to build intelligent and human-like conversational interfaces for any application or device. Through its proprietary machine learning technology, MindMeld delivers incredible accuracy to help users interact with voice and chat assistants in a more natural way. Together, Cisco and MindMeld can bring voice AI to meeting rooms throughout the world, where Cisco’s near-ubiquitous presence of video and telephony hardware will help increase adoption of AI technology across the workplace. Socio is a modern event technology platform designed to power the hybrid events of the future. With Socio’s end-to-end event management platform, Cisco will provide event organizers with everything they need to successfully host an in-person, virtual or hybrid event.


FarApp is a leading provider of eCommerce, logistics, retail and hospitality connectors for Oracle NetSuite. The acquisition is expected to enable a more seamless and unified experience for NetSuite customers. NetSolve is a leading provider of remote network and IT infrastructure management services for the enterprise and service provider. NetSolve remotely monitors, pro-actively diagnoses and solves a range of network and IT infrastructure issues related to LAN/WAN as well as advanced technologies such as IP Communications and Security. Jahi is a provider of network management appliances aimed at simplifying interfaces for device management, deployment and configuration of a network of heterogeneous Cisco devices. Jahi’s technology includes an external Programmatic Interface and other interface enhancements which complement Cisco’s existing CLI and PI strategy and will enable Cisco to provide an enhanced network management solution to customers. Intellishield Alert Manager is a web-based security intelligence service, providing daily information to customers about information security threats and IT product vulnerabilities that affect the entire corporate information technology domain.


This will benefit both our current file based solutions, such as Wide Area Application Services , and our business partners file based solutions. 1 Mainstream Inc. offers a cloud-based video platform designed to quickly launch live and on-demand OTT video services to a variety of connected devices. PipeLinks is a pioneer in SONET/SDH routers capable of simultaneously transporting circuit-based traffic and routing IP traffic. This acquisition is intended to enable Cisco’s service provider customers Acquisitions to transition to the New World while utilizing their existing SONET/SDH (synchronous optical network/synchronous digital hierarchy) infrastructure. Using Cisco’s IOS® software as a foundation, this technology is expected to allow service providers to offer new services such as managed Internet access and native LAN services over an existing TDM infrastructure. V-Bits is a leading provider of standards-based digital video processing systems for cable television service providers.

Research and statistics for acquired organizations

The MaxComm technology enables the delivery of additional voice lines and high speed data over broadband to the home. Service Providers benefit from not having to roll a truck to install the technology and increased utilization of existing wiring . This opportunity delivers increased features to the home with minimal deployment costs. The MaxComm technology also enables Service Providers to optimize the value of their existing investments in Old World technology while positioning them to introduce New World features. The technology is comprised of two basic components; a Voice LAN hub with a Telephone Module for each phone for the home and a GR303 Gateway integrated with a Cisco ATM switch to interwork with a Service Provider’s Class 5 voice switch. The technology will first appear in Cisco DSL solutions and will complement Cisco broadband applications by increasing service offerings. The subsidiary of Seagull which Cisco acquired is comprised of Seagull’s core technology development team.

Predictive analytics help contact center agents make real-time journey modifications such as up and cross-selling, discounts, service modifications and more, to meet customer needs and improve loyalty. Together, Cisco and CloudCherry will help companies transform their contact center from delivering reactive care to providing predictive support and move from isolated customer interactions to cohesive, engaging experiences for improved business outcomes. Exablaze is an Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network devices aimed at reducing latency and improving network performance. Integrating Exablaze’s innovative products and technology into the Cisco portfolio will give our customers the latest field programmable gate array technology providing them with the flexibility and programmability they require. Sedona Systems’ NetFusion is a market leader for its Hierarchical Controller that enables multi-vendor, multi-domain automation, and software-defined networking. HCO is the brain that enables transformation like 5G network slicing, routed optical networking, and disaggregation. The Sedona NetFusion platform is the first to deliver complete network abstraction and control, allowing CSPs to manage their networks across domains, vendors, layers, and a myriad of different technologies, all as one single network.

Representations regarding a target company’s net working capital are a common source of post-closing disputes. The cash the target receives from the sell-off is paid back to its shareholders by dividend or through liquidation. This type of transaction leaves the target company as an empty shell, if the buyer buys out the entire assets. A buyer often structures the transaction as an asset purchase to “cherry-pick” the assets that it wants and leave out the assets and liabilities that it does not. This can be particularly important where foreseeable liabilities may include future, unquantified damage awards such as those that could arise from litigation over defective products, employee benefits or terminations, or environmental damage. Unfriendly acquisitions, commonly known as “hostile takeovers,” occur when the target company does not consent to the acquisition.


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Abigail Martínez

Licenciada en Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales por el CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) y Maestra en Políticas Públicas por Macquarie University. Se especializa en análisis político y comunicación estratégica. Colaboradora de The HuffPost México, Gluc MX y ENEUSmx.

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