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[qi:101] Riverbed Technology, one of the big players in wide area network optimization, today acquired network management software maker Mazu Networks for about $25 million in cash with some incentives based on sales performance. For Riverbed, this is a bargain-basement way of adding features that would […]

[qi:101] Riverbed Technology, one of the big players in wide area network optimization, today acquired network management software maker Mazu Networks for about $25 million in cash with some incentives based on sales performance. For Riverbed, this is a bargain-basement way of adding features that would help its customers monitor video and VoIP traffic on their enterprise networks. Mazu makes network behavior analysis software. The deal is not such a good one for the VCs, who pumped more than $40 million into the company. Investors include Greylock, Benchmark Capital, Matrix Partners and Starvest. As a footnote, if the Mazu team manages to get $35 million in sales, it gets another $22 million in cash. According to UBS, Mazu had about $18 million in bookings over past 12 months.

  1. A big company can buy anything what they want to expand their business network and income. When they can manage their subcompany professionally, they will get more profits.

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  2. [...] cash payment of $25 million for Mazu is definitely a bargain. According to GigaOm, venture capitalists have invested $40 million into the company. The blog peHub puts the VC figure at $47 million. The VC firms might get their [...]

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  3. [...] help save jobs (possibly not really why they did it). It must be a good news/bad news thing for the VCs who pumped $40 million into the company, but there is a baby carrot still out there in the form of sales incentives. If Mazu manages to [...]

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  4. [...] more:- GigaOm reports here. – Riverbed press [...]

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  5. [...] more:- GigaOm reports here. – Riverbed press [...]

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  6. [...] is a maker of network management software Gigaom Riverbed [...]

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