CommScope to Acquire ARRIS for $7.4 Billion

CommScope to Acquire ARRIS for $7.4 Billion Image Credit: CommScope

CommScope has agreed to acquire ARRIS International for approximately $7.4 billion, including the repayment of debt.

ARRIS, an innovator in broadband, video and wireless technology, combines hardware, software and services to enable advanced video experiences and constant connectivity across a variety of environments – for service providers, commercial verticals, small enterprises and the people they serve. 

The combined company is expected to drive profitable growth in new markets, shape the future of wired and wireless communications, and position the new company to benefit from key industry trends, including network convergence, fiber and mobility everywhere, 5G, Internet of Things and rapidly changing network and technology architectures. 

Following completion of the combination, CommScope's CEO, Eddie Edwards will continue in his role as president and chief executive officer of CommScope, with Bruce McClelland and other members of the ARRIS leadership team joining the combined company. 

In addition, The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has reestablished an ownership position in CommScope through a $1 billion minority equity investment as part of CommScope’s financing of the transaction. 

Eddie Edwards, President and CEO, CommScope
CommScope and ARRIS will bring together a unique set of complementary assets and capabilities that enable end-to-end wired and wireless communications infrastructure solutions that neither company could otherwise achieve on its own. 

Bruce McClelland, CEO, ARRISi & the Philippines
With CommScope, we expect to further advance ARRIS’ strategy to drive innovation across our iconic brands and pioneer the standards and pathways for tomorrow’s personalized, connected always-on consumer experience. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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