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 ADC (ADCT) to acquire Broadband Access Systems


   *  Amount:         $2.25 billion


   *  Terms:            100% stock

   *  Premium:        n/a


   *  Industry:        Internet services


   *  Scorecard:      B


    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20--ADC . a global supplier of fiber optics, network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks, and Broadband Access Systems, a supplier of next-generation, Internet Protocol (IP) access platforms, have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Broadband Access Systems by ADC. Under the terms of the stock-for-stock transaction, ADC will issue shares of its common stock having a value of $2.25 billion for all outstanding equity interests in Broadband Access Systems.



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