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Finisar to buy u2t Photonics AG for USD20m

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) and u2t Photonics AG said they have entered into an agreement under which Finisar will acquire 100% of the equity interests in u2t Photonics AG, located in Berlin, Germany for approximately USD20m in cash.

Finisar will also assume net debt of approximately USD7m. The transaction is expected to close during the month of January, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

With this transaction, Finisar will add u2t´s Indium-Phosphide (InP)-based 100G high speed receivers and photodetectors to its existing portfolio of high speed optics technologies. In addition, this acquisition will consolidate Finisar´s previously announced partnership with u2t on InP-based IQ Mach-Zehnder modulators for 100G coherent applications. These receiver, photodiode and modulator technologies and products, when combined with Finisar´s narrow-line width tunable lasers, will provide a full suite of optical components and enable Finisar to offer its customers vertically integrated modules for the 100G coherent metro and long haul markets. In calendar year 2013, u2t had total revenues of approximately USD33m.

Finisar is a global technology leader for fibre optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For additional information, visit

u2t Photonics AG, founded in 1998, is the leading supplier of ultra-high speed optical components up to 100 GHz.


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