Fortinet acquires Meru Networks for $44 mn

|July 14, 2015 0
Fortinet expands on its secure wireless vision and enterprise growth focus

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet has acquired of Meru Networks, a player in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. Fortinet is paying $1.63 per Meru share in cash, an equity value of approximately $44 million for the transaction.

With the close of this acquisition, Fortinet expands on its secure wireless vision and enterprise growth focus, broadens the company’s solutions portfolio, and expands its opportunity to uniquely address the $5B global enterprise Wi-Fi market with integrated and intelligent secure wireless solutions.

The addition of Meru’s intelligent Wi-Fi solutions to the Fortinet portfolio extends the delivery of a secure, uninterrupted user experience – anytime anywhere – providing peak performance in environments requiring high capacity load and a high-density of wireless users, such as enterprise, education, healthcare, and hospitality.

                                 

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Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO of Fortinet, said,  “We expect the acquisition of Meru to help us deliver new solutions and services to help enterprises of all sizes deploy, manage, and secure wired and wireless networks in a mobile era.”

Fortinet first completed the tender offer for all outstanding shares of Meru by accepting for payment all such shares validly tendered and not properly withdrawn as of the expiration time of the tender offer, which represented approximately 60.18pc of Meru’s shares.

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