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Seagate completes acquisition of Xyratex

Zafar Anjum | April 1, 2014
Seagate expects revenue contribution from this acquisition to be between US$500 - $600 million

Storage solutions provider Seagate Technology has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex Ltd, a provider of data storage technology.

"Exabyte growth is accelerating, and we are building higher capacity drives to address this growth," said Dave Mosley, President of Operations and Technology at Seagate, announcing the acquisition.  "The time required to properly test these higher capacity drives is increasing dramatically, making it strategically important to have uninterrupted access to world-class test equipment and engineering resources.  The addition of Xyratex helps us fill this important need and considerably streamlines Seagate's supply and manufacturing chains for our core HDD business."

Seagate expects revenue contribution from this acquisition to be between US$500 - $600 million, and for the acquisition to be neutral to earnings per share in its fiscal year 2015, ending July 3, 2015, the storage company said in a media statement. 

All shares of Xyratex are expected to be delisted from the NASDAQ stock market immediately following the closing. 

 

 

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