JDSU agreed to acquire to acquire Network Instruments for $200 million in cash from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm.
The acquisition of Network Instruments will expand JDSU's Network and Service Enablement product portfolio with several enterprise products, including:
- Observer Monitoring Platform – Integrated performance monitoring that provides unique visibility into complex application and network operations. The Observer Platform provides deep-dive analytics and problem resolution for mission-critical applications and projects such as VoIP, cloud deployments, data center initiatives and virtualization placements.
- GigaStor Retrospective Analysis Appliance – Precision-driven data collection solution that provides time-based and retrospective network analysis to support detailed application analytics for data-intensive applications.
- Matrix Network Monitoring Switch – Launched in September, the Matrix provides an advanced, next-generation and cost-effective solution for network traffic monitoring for the Network Packet Broker market. The Matrix provides rapid set-up and administration, centralized traffic policy management and the scalability for administrators to add more ports as their networks grow.
The Network Instruments also brings its employee base to JDSU, including research and development, sales, marketing and production teams.
"Network Instruments has outstanding new products and an excellent reputation across the enterprise market with nearly twenty years of experience and strong customer relationships," said David Heard, president of the Network and Service Enablement business segment at JDSU. "We're excited to add their talented team and winning solutions to JDSU and look forward to leveraging their expertise to further improve network performance for both our telecom and enterprise customers."
“Network Instruments’ success story is a reflection of Thoma Bravo’s proven growth strategy in the network management space,” said Thoma Bravo managing partner Seth Boro. “Through the firm’s partnership with Network Instruments’ management, we built upon the company’s market-leading technology and customer base, supported new product introductions and accelerated revenue growth.”
- In May 2012, Thoma Bravo acquired its controlling interest in Network Instruments.
- Network Instruments was established in 1994.