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Keysight intends to acquire Spirent Communications

Keysight Logo08 April 2024 - Keysight Technologies announced its intention to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Spirent Communications for approximately US$ $1,463 million. Keysight views Spirent’s business as highly attractive and aligned with Keysight’s long-term software-centric solutions strategy. Keysight believes there is strategic synergy between the two businesses, and that the parties’ respective complementary products will help customers address their complex engineering challenges.

Keysight and Spirent are both focused on enabling secular technology megatrends across multiple end-markets, including communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, and enterprise sectors. With Spirent’s offerings, Keysight expects to address new serviceable available market opportunities of up to US$1.5 billion.

The acquisition meets Keysight’s strategic and financial M&A criteria, and post integration Keysight expects it to be accretive to Keysight’s gross and operating margins.

Commenting on the acquisition, Satish Dhanasekaran, President & Chief Executive Officer of Keysight, said: “Spirent has a differentiated portfolio, which is a strong fit for Keysight. Both companies share a common focus on empowering and accelerating high-value solutions for customers. In Keysight, Spirent will join a platform of significant customer scale with the capacity to provide the necessary capital and resources to help Spirent grow and accelerate the delivery of its strategic vision. Keysight’s long-term customer relationships, industry expertise and global reach will help Spirent drive product development and execute on its full potential. With similar cultures valuing customer-centricity and high-performance, we believe that Keysight will be an excellent home for Spirent to thrive and deliver sustainable, long-term growth. Our superior Offer recognizes the value of Spirent’s achievements to-date, and the exciting prospects of the combination of our complementary product portfolios to provide end-to-end solutions for customers across their lifecycle needs.”

Spirent Communications is a leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. The Company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, Cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies.

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