As I had some posts on Spirent (see "Spirent Announces 10GE Mobility, Bandwidth Management and Network Intelligence Testing Module" -here) and Mu Dynamics (see "Policy/DPI Testing Announcements: MU Dynamics Tests Carriers' Application Aware Networks" - here), I thought their merger may be interesting:
Spirent announced that it has ".. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Mu Dynamics, Inc. (“Mu”), based in Sunnyvale, California, for a cash consideration of $40.0 million. Mu is a security testing pioneer, offering innovative solutions that enable faster, higher quality deployments of Cloud applications and applications-aware networks".
Dave Kresse (pictured), CEO of Mu Dynamics said: “Mu has built a powerful software solution set for our customers, enabling them to test security and application-aware networks .. We’re excited that this transaction will accelerate the global deployment of our solutions, and enable their integration into Spirent’s leading performance test solutions”.
"Spirent expects to consolidate $9.0 to $10.0 million in revenue post-acquisition in 2012, with a positive return on sales. For the first full year post-acquisition in 2013, revenues are expected to be in the range of $17.0 to $19.0 million operating at Spirent’s average return on sales, resulting in a positive enhancement to earnings and achieving an attractive return on investment, in line with Spirent’s objectives".
See "Spirent communications plc signs definitive agreement to acquire Mu Dynamics, inc." - here.