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Riverbed Technology, Inc. Message Board

  • coolbreeze1168 coolbreeze1168 Dec 31, 2007 1:32 PM Flag

    Does anyone think RVBD is a takeover target?

    And who would be potential suitors?

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    • CSCO will buy them for 1B. Same principle as settling a nuisance lawsuit.

    • I believe as it stands now RVBD will not sell itself since the technology they have is pretty ahead of the rest of the playing field. Yet, I also believe that it is a perfect buyout candidate if it where to allow itself to be bought. If I had to guess who would pick them up there is no doubt in my mind that Cisco would be the number one contender. Cisco has been trying to take out RVBD since they IPO�ed in 2006 with no success, so if you can beat�em then buy�em. In fact according to the latest Gartner Report Blue Coat�s product is better than Cisco by a noticeable margin which just adds insult to injury.

      So I would not hold my breath to wait for RVBD getting bought out anytime soon since the potential buyer would have to pay a very juicy premium...

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