Jul. 23, 2015, 8:37 AM
- France's Technicolor (OTCQX:TCLRY) is buying the set-top box and cable modem business from Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) for €550M (about $600M) in cash and stock, after many Cisco investors called for the company to get out of set-tops entirely despite billions invested.
- About $450M of the deal is in cash and $150M in stock. The deal is expected to close in Q4 or the first quarter of next year, after regulator OKs.
- Set-tops have been in decline, making for a drag on Cisco's video business. Google offloaded its own Motorola Home business to Arris Group for more than $2B last year.
- Premarket: CSCO +1%.