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Reliance Industries to Acquire US-based Radisys for $74M to Strengthen Its Position in 5G & IoT

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. RIL intends to finance the transaction through its own internal accruals.

Reliance Industries (RIL) is set to acquire Radisys Corporation, a US-based telecom solutions provider, for $74 million. Radisys and RIL have entered into an agreement under which Reliance will acquire Radisys for $1.72 per share in cash. 

“This acquisition further accelerates Jio’s global innovation and technology leadership in the areas of 5G, IOT and open source architecture adoption,” Brian Bronson, CEO of Radisys said. 

Radisys is a leader in providing open telecom solutions to service providers worldwide. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Radisys has nearly 600 employees with an engineering team based out of Bangalore, India, and sales and support offices globally. Radisys delivers value to service providers and telecom equipment vendors by providing disruptive open-centric software, hardware and service capabilities that enable the migration to next-generation network topologies. 

“Reliance and Jio have been disrupting legacy business models and establishing new global benchmarks. Radisys’ top-class management and engineering team offer Reliance rapid innovation and solution development expertise globally, which complements our work towards software-centric disaggregated networks and platforms, enhancing the value to customers across consumer and enterprise segments,” said Akash Ambani, Director of Reliance Jio. 

“The backing and support of India-based global conglomerate Reliance, will accelerate our strategy and the scale required by our customers to further deploy our full suite of products and services. The Radisys team will continue to work independently on driving its future growth, innovation and expansion. The addition of Reliance’s visionary leadership and strong market position will enhance Radisys’ ability to develop and integrate large-scale, disruptive, open-centric end-to-end solutions,” Brian said.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. RIL intends to finance the transaction through its own internal accruals.

In March 2018, Reliance Industries had signed a deal to merge its music streaming service JioMusic with digital music service Saavn to create a combined entity that would be valued at $1 billion. Also in April, RIL announced the acquisition of 73% stake in artificial intelligence-based education technology provider Embibe. It plans to invest $180 million into the company over the next three years.

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