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Avaya Acquisition : An Exclusive

Posted by tggokul on June 5, 2007

Ok people, you heard it  here first. I have just got some unconfirmed ( yet 100% valid) news that Avaya has been bought over by Silver Lake Partners. It was an all cash buyout. I have some knowledge on the price per share which Silver Lake paid for this deal, but as requested by my source am keeping it under wraps.

I also heard that Nortel was very interested but could not offer the same price ( Nortel’s price was $14 a share) and also they could not do an entire cash buyout. Cisco’s interest in the whole acquisition can at best be described as lukewarm.

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