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Avaya completes US$915 million acquisition of Nortel Eneterprise Solutions

DATE CLOSED

December 18, 2009

BUSINESS SECTOR

Communications

LEAD OFFICE

Toronto

VALUE

915 Million USD


OVERVIEW

On December 18, 2009, Avaya announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) for US$915 million.

The addition of NES further enhances Avaya's strategic position in providing business communications solutions and services for enterprise customers. The acquisition gives the company added scale, resources and expertise to deliver a portfolio of solutions and services around the globe.

As a result of the acquisition, Avaya will benefit from an expanded partner ecosystem, a broader portfolio, an enhanced customer base, and a greater ability to compete globally. The company also will extend relationships with system integrators and service providers who serve the enterprise market.

Avaya, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a global leader and expert in business communications.

Nortel, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, was a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented Avaya, as acquiror, with a team led by Kevin McElcheran. 

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