STL noted that the acquisition will strengthen its European market footprint and help expand its optical portfolio
STL has announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Optotec S.p.A, an optical interconnect products company based in Italy. The latter provides a complete range of optical interconnect products for telecommunication, FTTH and cloud networks in Europe.
“As the investments by Operators in fibre network infrastructure accelerate to support next-gen services like 5G, FTTH and edge cloud, the combination of STL and Optotec will provide our global customers with an enhanced array of innovative products and technologies. Claudio Mega and his team have developed an impressive product portfolio and established a market leading position for Optotec. Most importantly, both Optotec and STL have similar value system and philosophy of technology and innovation, making this acquisition an ideal fitment into STL family”, said Dr Anand Agarwal, group CEO, STL.
Optotec, under its patented technology, has an end-to-end portfolio ranging from Outside Plant (OSP) to Central Office (CO) to Customer Premises (CP) that would complement STL’s ‘Opticonn’ offering of optical fibre and cables for a truly integrated products portfolio. Optotec, as per STL, has a strong legacy in Optical Interconnect portfolio of over 20 years and shares long standing relationships with marquee European telecom operators.
The transaction is structured to acquire 100 per cent of Optotec’s shareholding on closing at an enterprise value (EV) of €29Mn (29 Million euros). The deal will be financed by a mix of internal accruals and foreign currency debt instruments. The closing of the transaction is subjected to customary regulatory approvals.
“We at Optotec are incredibly excited to work with STL to scale our business and expand our customer base. STL, with its global customer access and extensive industrial scale is the perfect partner for our growth journey,” added Claudio Mega, Optotec CEO.