A privately-held cloud networking/optimization and mobile security firm sought to sell the business, including its foundational patent portfolio of 400+ assets. The technology developed by the selling entity over a 15-year span represented highly scalable and high reliability elements of network traffic optimization for carriers and had proven track records of deployment in mobile applications in massive scale.
Ocean Tomo advised a prospective buyer through the process where the acquiring management team sought to create a highly intergratable products and technology firm focused on cloud networking and cloud services, mobile applications and security/privacy services, and mobile device and network operations. Specifically, the new team intended to:
- Continue developing and selling the software services;
- License the technology to device manufacturers and service providers, including makers of smartphones, laptops and tablets; cloud and mobile application service providers; and network operators
Over the course of six months Ocean Tomo managed the process for the acquirer, which resulted in an offer to acquire the assets of the firm. Our team advised on all aspects of the transaction, from capital advisory to transaction diligence and valuation.