Monday, January 31, 2011

Time Warner Cable to Acquire NaviSite and its 10 Data Center

Time Warner Cable agreed to acquire NaviSite, a provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services, for $5.50 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $230 million. The deal represents a 33% premium to NaviSite's Tuesday's closing price.

NaviSite operates ten data centers in the United States and the United Kingdom, including two SAS 70 Type II certified data centers, and network operations centers in Gurgaon, India and Andover, Massachusetts. It employs approximately 570 people worldwide. The company has approximately 1,200 customers and reported US$126 million in revenue for fiscal year 2010 (ending 7/31/10).

"Our commercial services business is a key growth driver for the company and one in which we continue to see great opportunity," said Glenn Britt, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable. "NaviSite provides us with a successful managed services business and a new, innovative managed cloud platform representing significant new growth opportunities. We expect to build upon NaviSite's successful enterprise-class offerings, and their operational capabilities, infrastructure and expertise to more rapidly create a robust managed services offering for small and medium sized businesses. This transaction is consistent with our capital allocation strategy - selectively investing in our business to accelerate growth while continuing to return capital to shareholders."


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