Just What UC Needs: More Private Equity


Last April, rumors broke that Alcatel-Lucent was looking to exit the enterprise space by selling off its enterprise businesses including Genesys. I speculated then, and stick to it now, that Siemens Enterprise is a good suitor (Cisco too, but unlikely). Reuters reports that the current front runner is actually Permira. Permira is a European private equity firm that invests in “TMT” or Technology, Media, and Telecoms. Perhaps you recognize some of their other synergistic TMT investments:


Company name Investment Date Sector Country Transaction Size
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) 2010 TMT Bermuda c.

Dave Michels