CommAgility announces acquisition by Wireless Telecom Group

21st February 2017
Enaie Azambuja

CommAgility announced it has been acquired by Wireless Telecom Group. CommAgility, headquartered in Loughborough, England, provides proprietary solutions enabling the customisation of the LTE standard for small cell and private network applications in a variety of rapidly growing commercial and defense markets, including airborne, satellite communications, backhaul and research. Additionally, CommAgility is a critical supplier for leading cellular network validation test systems currently on the market.

“The transaction with CommAgility is directly aligned with our strategy to add transformational growth opportunities to the Company and enhance our scale,” said Tim Whelan, Wireless Telecom’s CEO.

“The combination creates a powerful expansion of the value proposition of our solution set by adding software centric solutions and a combined hardware and software skill set which enhances our product design capability to address large market opportunities. CommAgility also brings world-class engineering talent focused on LTE wireless communications that will allow us to accelerate our innovation to networking trends driven by 5G deployment and IoT development.”

“We are excited and believe that Wireless Telecom is the ideal partner to accelerate our growth initiatives to build upon our successful 10-year history,” said Edward Young, Managing Director and co-founder of CommAgility.

“We share many of the same values including our dedication to innovation and commitment to customer excellence. We both have deep technical skills and incredible industry talent which together, strengthen our market leadership and create value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”

The combination of Wireless Telecom and CommAgility brings together two complementary companies with common core competencies designing custom and semi-custom RF solutions for overlapping end markets.

CommAgility expects continued momentum designing custom LTE network solutions for the U.S. defense market, where Wireless Telecom has an entrenched position with its Boonton and Noisecom businesses.

CommAgility also significantly enhances the Company’s Microlab offering for small cell and distributed antenna systems supporting carriers’ ever growing need for network coverage and capacity.

The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction which closed simultaneously with the execution of the definitive agreement. B. Riley & Co., LLP is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Wireless Telecom Group and Bryan Cave LLP is serving as legal counsel. Convex Capital is serving as financial advisor and Rosenblatt LLP is serving as legal counsel to CommAgility.

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