Thomson Video Networks to be acquired by Harmonic

Thomson receives a binding offer from Harmonic Group to acquire 100 per cent of its operation
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Thomson Video Networks, a provider of advanced video compression solutions backed by the private equity partner Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP), announced yesterday that it has received a binding offer from Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, to acquire 100 per cent of Thomson Video Networks.

The proposed transaction is consistent with Thomson Video Networks' strategy to accelerate its development by giving the company greater global scale and the resources needed to drive more value and continuous innovations.

Consequently, in reply to this offer, Harmonic has been granted exclusivity by Thomson Video Networks' shareholders while Harmonic secures adequate financing for the proposed transaction.

The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2016, subject to French works council consultation process and the acceptance of Harmonic's acquisition offer by the shareholders of Thomson Video Networks, as well as receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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