Ciena - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Ciena M&A Summary

Ciena has acquired 20 companies, including 4 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 (60%) and information technology (20%).

Ciena Business Overview

Where is Ciena headquartered?

Ciena is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.

What is Ciena’s revenue?

Ciena disclosed revenue of 3,633M USD for 2022 and 3,621M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Ciena have?

Ciena has 8,361 employees.

What sector is Ciena in?

Ciena is a technology hardware company.

When was Ciena founded?

Ciena was founded in 1992 .

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ciena

Ciena Corp.

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

Ciena 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 17 - 1 2 - - 20
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tibit Communications, Inc. 2022-11-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Petaluma, California · www.tibitcom.com
Benu Networks, Inc. 2022-11-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.benunetworks.com
AT&T - Vyatta Routing and Switching Technology 2021-09-02 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 12 (60%) 3.6B (89%) - -
Information Technology 4 (20%) 65M (2%) 1 (100%) -
Communications 2 (10%) - - -
Software 2 (10%) 400M (10%) - -
Total 20 $4.1B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 4.0B 1 -
  California 8 2.9B - -
  Georgia 3 118M 1 -
  Texas 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 3 632M - -
  Washington 1 290M - -
  New Jersey 1 150M - -
Canada 1 46M - -
  Ontario 1 46M - -
Domestic 19 (95%) 4.0B (99%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (5%) 46M (1%) - -
Total 20 $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)
10%
2 (10%)
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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