Who Should Have Bought ShoreTel?


Mitel has a definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel, and I’m happy for all involved. We can argue all day if this was expected or inevitable, but the question I pose here is why weren’t there other bidders? The economics and benefits were not only exclusively available to Mitel. So why weren’t there more bidders from private equity and competitors? I can see lots of options, and here’s four of them…

Dave Michels