STL to acquire Optotec S.p.A, a leading Optical Interconnect Company

Milan, Italy - 2nd Nov 2020
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- Combination of a Highly Complementary Business
- Strengthens European market footprint and expands optical portfolio
STL [NSE: STLTECH], an industry leading integrator of digital networks, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Optotec S.p.A, a leading Optical Interconnect Products Company based in Italy.
Optotec, a privately held Company, provides a complete range of Optical Interconnect Products for Telecommunication, FTTH and Cloud Networks in Europe. Optotec,under its patented technology, has an end-to-end portfolio ranging from Outside Plant (OSP) to Central Office (CO) to Customer Premises (CP) that would complement STL's "Opticonn" offering of optical fibreand cables for a truly integrated products portfolio. Optotec has a strong legacy in Optical Interconnect portfolio of over 20 years and shares long standing relationships with marquee European telecom operators.
The transaction is structured to acquire 100% of Optotec's shareholding on closing at an enterprise value (EV) of €29Mn (29 Million euros). The deal will be financed by a mix of internal accruals and foreign currency debt instruments. The Closing of the transaction is subjected to customary regulatory approvals. The acquisition will create a solid springboard to offer a complete bouquet of solutions to customers across Europe, India and the Middle East.
"As the investments by Operators in fibre network infrastructure accelerate to support next-gen services like 5G, FTTH and edge cloud, the combination of STL and Optotec will provide our global customers with an enhanced array of innovative products and technologies. Claudio Mega and his team have developed an impressive product portfolio and established a market leading position for Optotec. Most importantly, both Optotec and STL have similar value system and philosophy of technology and innovation, making this acquisition an ideal fitment into STL family" - Dr.Anand Agarwal, Group CEO
"We at Optotec are incredibly excited to work with STL to scale our business and expand our customer base. STL, with its global customer access and extensive industrial scaleis the perfect partner for our growth journey" - Claudio Mega, Optotec CEO

About STL - Sterlite Technologies Ltd:

STL is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks. We design and integrate these digital networks for our customers. With core capabilities in Optical Connectivity, Virtualized Access Solutions, Network Software and System Integration, we are the industry's leading end-to-end solutions provider for global digital networks. We partner with global telecom companies, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises to deliver solutions for their fixed and wireless networks for current and future needs.
We believe in harnessing technology to create a world with next generation connected experiences that transform everyday living. With intense focus on end-to-end network solutions development, we conduct fundamental research in next-generation network applications at our Centre of Excellence. STL has a strong global presence with next-gen optical preform, fibre and cable manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China and Brazil, optical interconnect capabilities in Italy, along with two software-development centres across India and one data centre design facility in the UK.

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