Monday, April 9, 2007

Mid-cap PE fund Aureos Capital to acquire strategic minority stake in telecom firm Ordyn Technologies for $8-10 mn

Aureos Capital, a global mid-cap private equity fund managing small and medium enterprise (SME) assets worth over $600 mn worldwide, will make its third Indian investment by acquiring a strategic minority stake for $8-10 mn in Bangalore-based, six-year old telecom equipment company Ordyn Technologies. Aureos’ investment is part of Ordyn’s fund-raising to bolster its R&D. Aureos is leading the investment into the company with India Infoline pumping in another $3-4 mn (Rs. 20 crores).

Ordyn offers product line in the optical networking space, a niche area but big enough for nearly 3-4 large players. Tejas Networks is the only other Indian player in this market, competing with global players like Huawei, Febcom among others. Ordyn with a client list that include names like Reliance, Ericsson and Nokia raked in revenues of Rs. 55 crores in its first commercial year FY 2007 and hopes to cross Rs. 200 crores by FY 2009.

Ordyn intends to use the proceeds of this round of funding for scaling up its operations including increased R&D for designing next generation products and for expanding its international operations. The company currently spends Rs. 15-20 crores in R&D initiatives.

Read The Economic Times article.

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