Advised Arieso, a leading provider of RAN analytics and customer experience solutions, on its sale to JDSU

Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Arieso Ltd. (“Arieso”) on its sale to JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU) (“JDSU”) for $89 million in cash.

Headquartered in Newbury, United Kingdom, Arieso brings high-calibre mobile software expertise to JDSU to address the rapidly growing deployment of small cells and challenges associated with limited spectrum capacity. Adopted by leading wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers, Arieso’s solutions locate, store and analyse data from billions of mobile connection events that translate into rich intelligence to help mobile operators optimise network performance, improve customer experience and create new revenue-generating services.

The acquisition advances JDSU’s mobility strategy by extending visibility all the way to the subscriber location, providing critical intelligence that allows radio access network (RAN) optimisation teams to maximise return on investment by identifying ideal locations for small cells and other self-optimising network enhancements with surgical precision, across the widest range of technologies and vendors.

JDSU will integrate Arieso’s products with complementary solutions such as PacketPortal, JDSU’s open software platform, providing end-to-end visibility across mobile networks. Arieso’s products enhance the value of PacketPortal by enabling it to capture network intelligence beyond the edge, creating a competitive advantage for mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers seeking a more cost-effective way to improve mobile service and reduce churn.

This transaction illustrates Arma Partners’ dominance in cross-border CMT M&A and strong track record in Mobile Data Analytics and Communications Technology specifically.