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Today's Transactions:
Cisco Acquires Intucell for $475M

Intucell makes software that helps identify and fix network bandwidth issues

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) will acquire Intucell, a self-optimizing network software developer, for $475 million.

Intucell’s software helps mobile carriers plan, configure, manage and optimize cellular networks automatically. The technology helps to identify issues with network bandwidth and fix them.

The Ra'anana, Israel-based target will be integrated into Cisco’s service provider mobility group.

Cisco makes technology products, including telephones, networks and data centers. The San Jose, Calif.-based buyer has been quite acquisitive, especially in 2012.

In November, Cisco agreed to buy Meraki, a San Francisco-based cloud-technology firm, for roughly $1.2 billion as well as software company Cloupia for $125 million in cash. 

Also last year, it purchased Foster City, Calif.-based Truviso Inc., a provider of network data analysis and reporting software, for an undisclosed price. It also paid $5 billion to News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) and private equity firm Permira to buy digital video technology company NDS Group Ltd. 


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