Mitel verkündet definitive Vereinbarung zum Kauf von Mavenir

02.03.2015

Mitel verkündet definitive Vereinbarung zum Kauf von Mavenir Festigt umfassendes Portfolio an Unified Communications (UCC) und Rich Communications Services (RCS) in festen und mobilen Umgebungen Erweitert Mitels Zielmarkt signifikant und ermöglicht Wachstum auf dem Markt für V...

Mitel verkündet definitive Vereinbarung zum Kauf von Mavenir

 

  • Festigt umfassendes Portfolio an Unified Communications (UCC) und Rich Communications Services (RCS) in festen und mobilen Umgebungen
  • Erweitert Mitels Zielmarkt signifikant und ermöglicht Wachstum auf dem Markt für Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wachstumsstarke Geschäftseinheit für Collaboration Services für mobile Netzwerke und Unternehmensnetzwerke entsteht
  • Zugang zu 130 Service Providern und Mobilfunkanbietern, darunter 15 der Top 20 Mobile Carrier weltweit

 

Barcelona/Berlin, 2. März 2015 Mitel® (Nasdaq: MITL) (TSX: MNW), ein führender Anbieter von Business-Kommunikation, und Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR), ein führender Anbieter von software-basierten Netzwerklösungen für Mobilfunkbetreiber, sind eine Vereinbarung zur Fusion eingegangen, in der Mitel alle ausstehenden Stammaktien von Mavenir in einem Bar- und Aktien-Deal in Höhe von etwa 560 Millionen US-Dollar erwerben wird. Gemäß den Bedingungen der Vereinbarung wird Mitel ein Umtauschangebot unterbreiten, nach dem Mavenir-Aktionäre zwischen einem reinen Bar- oder einem reinen Aktien-Tausch für Mavenir-Stammaktien wählen können. Vorbehaltlich der Zuteilung erhalten sie in beiden Fällen pro Aktie einen Wert von 11,08 Dollar plus 0,675 einer Mitel-Stammaktie bzw. 17,94 Dollar basierend auf dem Schlusskurs einer Mitel-Stammaktie vom 27. Februar 2015.

 

Der Übergang zu LTE bildet einen Wendepunkt für Netzbetreiber auf der ganzen Welt. Sie beginnen, auf All-IP 4G Mobilfunk überzugehen und das Potenzial für hochwertige Sprachdienstleistungen, neue Rich Communications Services (RCS) und neue Einnahmequellen für Mobilfunkbetreiber zu erschließen. Mit der Akquisition von Mavenir erwartet Mitel, seinen adressierbaren Gesamtmarkt um rund 14 Milliarden Dollar bis 2018* zu erweitern. Das Unternehmen positioniert sich in einem Umfeld von steigender Nachfrage nach 4G LTE-Dienstleistungen, die jährlich um ca. 52 Prozent wächst (Compound Annual Growth Rate, CAGR).  * Quelle: DellOro, Infonetics, Märkte & Markets.

 

"Mitel ist ein führender Anbieter von Unternehmens- und Cloud-Kommunikation und ist damit in zwei Märkten aktiv, in denen Mobilität immer einflussreicher wird. Mit Einführung drahtloser IP und 4G LTE sowie der steigenden Nachfrage nach mobilen Diensten der nächsten Generation haben wir die Möglichkeit, am Wandel des Marktes teilzuhaben und ein wachstumsstarkes Mobile Business in Mitel zu integrieren", sagt Rich McBee, Präsident und CEO von Mitel. "Wir glauben, dass mit der Kombination von Mitel und Mavenir ein neues leistungsfähiges Angebot für Unternehmen und Mobilfunkanbieter entsteht, mit einer gemeinsamen IP-Technologie-Layer als Basis für Konvergenz, Wachstum und Differenzierung im Wettbewerb.“

 

Mit mehr als 130 Kunden im Mobility-Bereich, darunter 15 der 20 größten globalen Mobilfunkanbieter, ist Mavenir führend in mobilen 4G LTE Lösungen. Mit bedeutenden Innovationen gestaltete das Unternehmen den Markt: Der weltweit ersten live Netzwerkbereitstellungen von Voice over LTE (VoLTE) und RCS 5 (Rich Communications Services) mit MetroPCS (jetzt T-Mobile); dem ersten Mobilfunknetz-Einsatz von IMS-basierten VoWi-Fi (Wi-Fi Calling) mit T-Mobile USA; und der ersten Implementierung der virtualisierten RCSe mit der Deutschen Telekom. Der Deal bietet Mavenir die finanzielle und operative Möglichkeit, das Wachstum der preisgekrönten mobilen Lösungen des Unternehmens weiter voranzutreiben.

 

"Die Umstellung auf All-IP-LTE-Mobilfunknetze ist eine einzigartige Gelegenheit für Service-Provider, ein konvergentes All-IP-Netzwerk wirksam einzusetzen, um funktionsreiche Business-und Consumer-Kommunikationsdienste auf jedem Gerät anzubieten, überall und mit jedem Zugangsnetz", sagt Pardeep Kohli, Präsident und CEO von Mavenir. "Wir glauben, dass das kombinierte Unternehmen bestens positioniert ist, um von den aktuellen Trends der Kommunikationsbranche zu profitieren. Als Trends sehe ich die Konvergenz von Unternehmens- und Mobilfunknetzen zu All-IP-Technologien sowie den Übergang hin zu cloud-basierter UC-Telefonie und software-basierter virtualisierter Infrastruktur.“

 

Mit dem Abschluss der Transaktion wird Mavenir den Unternehmensbereich Mobile von Mitel bilden und unter der Marke Mavenir operieren. Pardeep Kohli wird als Präsident dieses Bereichs Mitel verstärken und an Rich McBee berichten.

 

Weitere Details der Transaktion in Englisch:

 

Transaction Details

In connection with the execution of the merger agreement, certain of Mavenir's significant stockholders, who collectively hold approximately 45% of the outstanding shares of Mavenir common stock, have entered into tender support agreements with Mitel pursuant to which they have agreed to tender their shares to Mitel's offer. Mitel intends to finance the cash portion of the consideration for the acquisition, and the refinancing of its existing credit facilities and those of Mavenir, using a combination of cash on hand and proceeds from new senior secured credit facilities (which will consist of a senior secured term loan and revolving credit facility), and has received financing commitments from BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse AG of approximately $700 million in the aggregate. Closing of the transaction is subject to Mavenir stockholders having tendered shares representing at least a majority of the outstanding shares of Mavenir common stock on a fully diluted basis, certain regulatory and stock exchange approvals and other customary conditions. Upon completion of the exchange offer Mitel expects to complete a short-form merger, which will not require approval of Mavenir's stockholders, to cancel any shares of Mavenir common stock not tendered to its offer in exchange for the merger consideration. The transaction will not require approval of Mitel's shareholders and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015.

 

BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as financial advisor and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP are acting as legal counsel to Mitel and White & Case LLP is acting as legal counsel to BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, the lead arrangers of the financing. Morgan Stanley is acting as financial advisor and Andrews Kurth LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP are acting as legal counsel to Mavenir.

 

Important Information for Investors

The exchange offer for the outstanding shares of Mavenir common stock referenced in this press release has not yet commenced. This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Mavenir common stock, nor is it a substitute for the registration statement and exchange offer materials that Mitel and its acquisition subsidiary will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") upon commencement of the exchange offer. At the time the offer is commenced, Mitel and its acquisition subsidiary will file exchange offer materials on Schedule TO and a registration statement with the SEC, and Mavenir will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. The exchange offer materials (including a Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information. Holders of shares of Mavenir common stock are urged to read these documents when they become available because they will contain important information that holders of Mavenir common stock should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their shares. The Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all holders of shares of Mavenir common stock at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Copies of these documents will also be made available free of charge on Mitel's website at investor.Mitel.com or by contacting Mitel's Investor Relations Department at 469-574-8134. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Mavenir will be available free of charge on Mavenir's website at investor.mavenir.com or by contacting Mavenir's Investor Relations Department at 469-916-4393x5080.

 

In addition to the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, Mitel and Mavenir file annual, quarterly and special reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other information filed by Mitel or Mavenir at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Mitel's and Mavenir's filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

 

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements (or forward-looking information) within the meaning of applicable U.S. and Canadian securities laws. These include statements using the words believe, target, outlook, may, will, should, could, estimate, continue, expect, intend, plan, predict, potential, project and anticipate, and similar statements which do not describe the present or provide information about the past. There is no guarantee that the expected events or expected results will actually occur. Such statements reflect the current views of management of Mitel and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, operational and other factors. Any changes in these assumptions or other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. All forward-looking statements attributable to Mitel, or persons acting on its behalf, and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth in this paragraph. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include: the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; the integration of Mavenir and the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits from the acquisition of Mavenir; the ability to obtain required regulatory approvals for the exchange offer and merger, the timing of obtaining such approvals and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the expected benefits of the acquisition of Mavenir; the risk that the conditions to the exchange offer or merger are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the exchange offer or merger to close for any other reason; risks relating to the value of the Mitel common shares to be issued in connection with the exchange offer and merger; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Mitel and Mavenir products and the impact of competitive products and pricing that could result from the announcement of the acquisition of Mavenir; access to available financing on a timely basis and on reasonable terms, including the refinancing of Mitel's debt to fund the cash portion of the consideration in connection with the exchange offer and merger; Mitel's ability to achieve or sustain profitability in the future since its acquisition of Aastra; fluctuations in quarterly and annual revenues and operating results; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; current and ongoing global economic instability, political unrest and related sanctions; intense competition; reliance on channel partners for a significant component of sales; dependence upon a small number of outside contract manufacturers to manufacture products; and, Mitel's ability to implement and achieve its business strategies successfully. Additional risks are described under the heading "Risk Factors" in Mitel's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the SEC on February 26, 2015, and in Mavenir's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 to be filed with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, Mitel does not have any intention or obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements.

 

 

Über Mitel (NASDAQ: MITL) (TSX: MNW)

 

Mitel (NASDAQ: MITL; TSX: MNW) ermöglicht mehr als 2 Milliarden Verbindungen täglich und unterstützt Unternehmen in der Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit mit ihren Kunden. 33 Millionen der Verbindungen fallen in den Bereich der Cloud-Kommunikation und machen Mitel damit zu einem der schnell wachsenden Anbieter in diesem Segment. Mit mehr als 2.500 Partnern in über 100 Ländern kümmern sich unsere Kommunikationsexperten um mehr als 60 Millionen Nutzer weltweit. Für weitere Informationen gehen Sie auf www.mitel.de oder folgen uns auf Twitter @Mitel_DE.

 

 

About Mavenir

Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR) provides software-based mobile networking solutions that enable service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products that include IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Session Border Controller (SBC). Mavenir's solutions, based on the award-winning mOne® software platform, leverage NFV and SDN technologies for mobile network deployments on cloud-based infrastructure.

 

© 2014 Mavenir Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Mavenir Systems®, mOne®, AirMessenger®, Mavenir™, mStore™, mCloud™, and Transforming Mobile Networks™ are trademarks of Mavenir Systems, Inc. www.mavenir.com

 

 

 

 

 

Kontakt-Information

 

Christoph Ziegenmeyer (Deutschland), +49 (0)30 6104 5497, christoph.ziegenmeyer@mitel.com

 

Amy MacLeod (media), 613-592-2122 x71245, amy.macleod@mitel.com

 

Cynthia Navarro (industry analysts), 469-574-8113, cynthia.navarro@mitel.com

 

Michael McCarthy (investor relations), 469-574-8134, michael.mccarthy@mitel.com

       

Mavenir Contact Information

Maryvonne Tubb (media/IR), +1 469 916 4393, mtubb@mavenir.com