Rvbd bought out OPNT to avoid a CSCO hostile offer. CSCO wanted RVBD, but settled for Mareki instead.
I bet you share holders vote the merger down. This will make this stk move to 22 at least. Their numbers were impresive last qtr. I think RVBD bought OPNT to avoid an offer from CSCO. This is just my opinion.
Cisco wanted to improve penetration in the Wi-Fi market so they acquired Meraki and to sell Smartnet on more Access Points and Cloud Based Controllers. Riverbed was not on csco's mind when they acquired Meraki. If anything they were thinking about Aruba Networks and Aruba tanked with the announcement of that acquisition. I think RVBD sees ways of innovating their products with others and goes about their business trying to maximize their cash to buy a company and get a big footprint in specialty products for the next generation emerging enterprise.