Ciena Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Ciena has acquired 17 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Ciena’s largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Cyras Systems for $1.1B. Ciena has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (65%) and information technology (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ciena Corp.

7035 Ridge Road,
Hanover, Maryland 21076
United States,
(410) 694-5700
www.ciena.com

Ciena Corp. is a provider of communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Ciena was founded in 1992 and is based in Hanover, Maryland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 14 - 2 1 - - 17
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Centina Systems 2019-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Plano, Texas · www.centinasystems.com
DonRiver, Inc. 2018-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.donriver.com
Packet Design LLC 2018-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.packetdesign.com
Cyan, Inc. 2015-08-03 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Petaluma,, California · www.cyaninc.com
ALTA Telecom, Inc. 2012-11-21 - Divestiture
Norcross, Georgia
World Wide Packets, Inc. 2008-03-03 290M USD Add-on Acquisition
Spokane Valley, Washington · www.wwp.com
Internet Photonics, Inc. 2004-02-19 150M USD Add-on Acquisition
Shrewsbury, New Jersey · www.internetphotonics.com
Catena Networks, Inc. 2004-02-19 487M USD Add-on Acquisition
Redwood Shores, California
Akara Corp. 2003-09-03 46M USD Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario
Wavesmith Networks, Inc. 2003-04-09 158M USD Add-on Acquisition
Acton, Massachusetts · www.wavesmithnetworks.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 11 (65%) 3.6B (89%) - -
Information Technology 4 (24%) 65M (2%) 1 (100%) -
Software 2 (12%) 400M (10%) - -
Total 17 $4.1B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 4.0B 1 -
  California 7 2.9B - -
  Georgia 3 118M 1 -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 632M - -
  Washington 1 290M - -
  New Jersey 1 150M - -
Canada 1 46M - -
  Ontario 1 46M - -
Domestic 16 (94%) 4.0B (99%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (6%) 46M (1%) - -
Total 17 $4.1B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
4
Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 8 $2.8B
< $100M 5 $176M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Cyras Systems, Inc.
$1.1B (2001-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
2 (12%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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