Cisco Acquires Tropo for Next-Gen Voice and Messaging APIs

Bowen Advisors Continues Leadership in TMT M&A Advisory

BOSTON, June 4, 2015 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that Tropo, a leading API platform provider for real-time communications, has been acquired by Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO). Bowen Advisors acted as the sole financial advisor to Tropo and the transaction represents Bowen’s second sale to Cisco in the last twelve months.

Tropo’s industry leading communications platform for adding telephony and messaging to any application via its APIs makes real-time communications more accessible and productive. The Tropo team will join Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group (CTG) … Read More

Brocade Acquires Leading Virtual EPC Provider Connectem

Bowen Advisors Continues Leadership in SDN and NFV M&A

BOSTON, April 1st, 2015 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that Connectem, a leading LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution provider, has been acquired by Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD). Bowen Advisors acted as the sole financial advisor to Connectem.

Connectem’s industry leading vEPC solution allows Brocade to extend its SDN and NFV solutions into the mobile world by enabling service providers and enterprises to offer ubiquitous connectivity between mobile and IoT devices, data centers, and public/private clouds. According to Ken Cheng, CTO and SVP of … Read More

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Tom Crews Joins Bowen Advisors

BOSTON, March 17, 2015 – Bowen Advisors, a Boston-based M&A and strategic advisory firm focused on emerging and established technology companies, today announced that it has hired Tom Crews as Senior Advisor. Tom will work out of the firm’s San Diego office.

“We are excited to have a banker of Tom’s caliber join our team,” said Paul Bowen, President and Founder of Bowen Advisors. “For the past 30 years, Tom has been intimately involved in the California tech industry as both a banker and CEO. As we continue to expand … Read More

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Bowen Advisors Serves as Financial Advisor to Ulticom on Sale to Mavenir

BOSTON, February 12, 2015 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that it provided sellside M&A advisory services to Ulticom on its recent sale to Mavenir Systems. Ulticom is an industry leader in telecom signaling solutions and was a portfolio company of Platinum Equity. Mavenir is a leading provider of software-based networking solutions.

The acquisition enhances Mavenir’s product portfolio, adding Ulticom’s virtualized Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC), an increasingly important element in 4G LTE networks. Ulticom’s DSC is deployed in 10 Tier 1 carrier networks, including 2 of the world’s top 10 … Read More

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BroadSoft Acquires Leonid

Bowen Advisors Serves as Financial Advisor to BroadSoft
BOSTON, January 15, 2015 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that BroadSoft, the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their IP networks, has acquired Leonid Systems, a leading hosted VoIP OSS provider. This is BroadSoft’s 12th acquisition with Bowen Advisors as its buyside M&A advisor.

Leonid, a BroadSoft partner for several years, develops purpose-built web portals for BroadWorks service provider customers, simplifying configuration and enhancing service management. The transaction brings this capability in-house, … Read More

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Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners Leads Investment in Thrive

Bowen Advisors Serves as Financial Advisor to Thrive

BOSTON, November 4, 2014 – Bowen Advisors, Inc., a Boston-based technology investment bank, is pleased to announce that Thrive Frozen Nutrition, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation nutritional ice cream, has closed its Series B equity financing, led by Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners. Current Thrive investors Florida Opportunity Fund and venVelo also participated in the investment. With a team led by Bob Fleming, Bowen Advisors provided private placement advisory services to Thrive.

Over the past two years, Thrive has been distributed in nearly 1,000 senior living … Read More

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Bowen Advisors Continues Leadership in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Market

Buyside and Sellside Transactions Reinforce Leadership as Key Advisor to the UC Ecosystem

BOSTON, August 20, 2014 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that BroadSoft has acquired Systems Design & Development, Inc. (SDD), a provider of software and services to the largest and most prominent global hotels, resorts, convention facilities, and fractional ownership properties. The acquisition of SDD represents a vertical expansion by BroadSoft, as the hospitality industry aggressively seeks cloud-provided communications services to replace aging PBXs and align with corporate IT cloud migration strategies. Bowen Advisors provided buyside M&A advisory services to BroadSoft.

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Cisco Acquires Leading NFV Solution Provider Tail-f

Bowen Advisors Serves as M&A Advisor to Tail-f 

BOSTON, July 9, 2014 – Bowen Advisors is pleased to announce that its client, Tail-f Systems, a leading provider of multi-vendor service orchestration solutions for virtualized and traditional networks, has been acquired by Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) for approximately $175 million. With a team led by John Emery, Bowen Advisors acted as the sole financial advisor to Tail-f.

Tail-f’s industry leading NFV solution allows Cisco to accelerate its Cloud Virtualization strategy. According to Cisco’s SVP of Corporate Development, Hilton Romanski: “The acquisition of Tail-f’s network services configuration and … Read More

Sonus MPS Assets Acquired by Sunhillo

Bowen Advisors Serves as Asset Divestiture Advisor to Sonus 

BOSTON, July 1, 2014 – Bowen Advisors, Inc., a Boston-based technology mergers & acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce that Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in IP-based communications and networking solutions, has divested its Multi-Protocol Server (MPS) division to Sunhillo Corporation, a preferred vendor of air traffic control, surveillance and data communications products for the FAA, DOD and defense industry. Bowen Advisors provided M&A advisory services to Sonus Networks.

The transaction is a prime example of Bowen Advisors’ Asset Divestiture services, focused on … Read More

SeaWell Networks Acquired by ARRIS

Bowen Advisors Serves as M&A Advisor to SeaWell

BOSTON, April 22, 2014 – Bowen Advisors, Inc., a Boston-based technology mergers & acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce that SeaWell Networks, a leading provider of multiscreen and targeted advertising platform software, has been acquired by ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS). Bowen Advisors provided sellside M&A advisory services to SeaWell.

The acquisition unites SeaWell’s multiscreen, adaptive bit rate (ABR), and advertising software with ARRIS’ Networking and Cloud business. “This combination will provide the next-gen TV solutions service providers need to successfully deliver multiscreen services, personalized TV and targeted advertising,” … Read More

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