Just What UC Needs: More Private Equity

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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