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TV and Broadband
Cisco Acquires NDS Does Software Play Round Off Videoscape Strategy
Cisco has announced its intention to acquire NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions for approximately $5 billion. The deal has been approved by both company boards and is expected to close during 2H 2012. NDS employs 5,200 people, and is currently privately owned by News Corp (49%) and Permira (51%). Does this acquisition make sense, and what are the synergies and opportunities between these two companies?