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 Genesys S.A. to acquire Vialog (VX)


   *  Amount:         $241 million


   *  Terms:            $90 million debt/$13.26 per share

   *  Premium:        n/a


   *  Industry:        Internet services


   *  Scorecard:      B


    BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 2--Vialog Corporation , a provider of audio, video and Internet conferencing services, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by France-based Genesys S.A., an independent global teleconferencing specialist. The combined company is expected to be the largest independent pure-play conferencing company in the worldwide teleconferencing industry, serving over 16,000 customers who will have access to a global solution for all of their conferencing needs, including reservation-less conferencing and Internet-based communications. Genesys S.A. will acquire Vialog for approximately $241 million, or $90 million in debt plus $13.