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March 29, 2010  12:18 PM

Siemens-Polycom-Enterasys? Interesting possible merger



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, HP, mergers & acquisitions, Polycom, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Tandberg, Unified Communications, video conferencing market consolidation, videoconferencing, voicecon

During my travels to and from VoiceCon last week, I missed this little nugget about Gores Group approaching Polycom for a possible merger with Siemens-Enterasys. Citing "people familiar with the...

January 26, 2010  1:20 PM

Polycom teams up with Juniper, Siemens



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, Polycom, Siemens, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Tandberg, Unified Communications, videoconferencing

Cisco Systems' acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Tandberg is driving Cisco's rivals to Polycom, just as we expected. When we reported on the Cisco-Tandberg deal...


January 4, 2010  9:18 PM

Mitel preps IPO: What does it mean to you?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Fixed-mobile convergence, IPO, mergers & acquisitions, Mitel, Nortel, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Unified Communications

Unless you're a Mitel customer or a Canadian, you're probably not all that interested in Mitel's plans for a $230-million initial public offering. However, if the IPO goes...


December 4, 2009  8:09 PM

Picking up the pieces after Cisco finally gets its hands on Tandberg



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

Cisco finally managed to win over enough of Tandberg's shareholders to complete its takeover of the enterprise video company. Cisco had stipulated that it would only move ahead with the acquisition if it could gain 90% of Tandberg's stock, apparently because Norwegian law requires all shareholders...


December 3, 2009  10:46 PM

Runaway bride: Cisco waiting at the altar for Tandberg



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

Dear Tandberg shareholders: Will you or won't you make Cisco the happiest and most powerful videoconferencing vendor in the world? This acquisition of Tandberg sure has drama, doesn't it? Here it is, early evening on Dec. 3 and there's still no word as to whether Cisco has acquired the requisite...


November 16, 2009  7:23 PM

Cisco gives in to demands of holdout Tandberg shareholders



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
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...


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