Published on October 9, 2017
EXFO announced today the company has closed its acquisition of Yenista Optics S.A.S. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$11.1 million.
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, October 2, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced today the company has closed its acquisition of Yenista Optics S.A.S. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$11.1 million.
Yenista Optics, a privately held company based in Lannion, France, supplies advanced optical test equipment for the R&D and manufacturing markets. Its product portfolio includes benchtop optical spectrum analyzers, tunable lasers, tunable filters and passive optical component test systems for network equipment manufacturers and optical component vendors. The company was profitable in 2016, generating revenue of US$5.8 million and growing.
Yenista Optics’ high-end product offering, which increases EXFO’s addressable market by more than $100 million in optical testing, will be integrated into the parent company’s Physical-layer product family.
“EXFO has been the market leader for several years in portable optical testing, according to third-party estimates from Frost & Sullivan,” said Germain Lamonde, EXFO’s Executive Chairman. “Based on our internal numbers, Yenista’s additional revenue raises EXFO to the No. 1 position in the global fiber-optic test equipment market. We intend to leverage Yenista’s technology leadership, EXFO’s global sales presence and strong brand to further increase market share in optical testing, especially in lab and manufacturing use cases for network equipment and component vendors.”
Yenista Optics designs and manufactures high-performance, fiber-optic test equipment for a broad range of applications in the R&D and manufacturing markets. Founded in 2003, the company owns more than 20 patents protecting its proprietary technologies on measurement techniques, optical filters and external cavity lasers.
EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we’ve worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our customers flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing, monitoring and analytics just aren’t good enough anymore—they never were for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.
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