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Cisco gives in to demands of holdout Tandberg shareholders



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Tags:
Cisco
enterprise video
mergers & acquisitions
Tandberg
videoconferencing

Cisco’s newly revised $3.41 billion offer for Tandberg represents a total capitulation to the demands of several holdout Tandberg shareholders who were asking for more money.

Cisco originally offered $3 billion for the Norwegian videoconferencing vendor, but the deal was contingent on 90% of Tandberg shareholders accepting the price. The deal appeared in trouble when a cadre of shareholders who owned about 24% of the company’s stock demanded an 11% increase over Cisco’s original offer.

Today Cisco has come through with that. Its $410 million bid increase is about $80 million more than the holdout shareholders were asking for. This deal looks like it’s going to happen.

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