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Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Published 28/03/2018 - 1 Comment


Exciting news in the Unified Communications space, Plantronics and Polycom today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion


  • Accelerates and expands Plantronics vision and market opportunity to be the preferred communications and collaboration touch point
  • Creates the broadest portfolio of communications and collaboration endpoints for the $39.9B UCC industry (Frost and Sullivan, 2018)
  • Establishes critical relevance to create differentiation from insights and interoperability
  • Expected to be immediately accretive to Non-GAAP EPS
  • Expect $75 million in annual run-rate cost synergies within 12 months of transaction close

I wish my friends and Polycom and Plantronics good luck with the acquisition and new org. I think it’s a really synergistic pairing with some good opportunities.

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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