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Zebra Technologies to Acquire Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions for $3.45 Billion

Lincolnshire, Ill. and Schaumburg, Ill., April 15, 2014─Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction.


Zebra Technologies Announces Sales and Earnings Update for the First Quarter of 2014

Lincolnshire, Ill., April 15, 2014─Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that it expects to report sales for the first quarter of 2014 in the range of $287,000,000 to $289,000,000, or 21 percent over the $236,937,000 in sales reported for the first quarter of 2013.


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Featured Coverage

How This Zebra Changed Its Stripes - Boldly Acquiring Motorola's Business

Forbes

By Adam Hartung

15 April 2014

Zebra Technologies is a company most people don’t recognize. Yet, I bet every product you buy has the product on which they specialize...Read more



Motorola Solutions Sells Scanner Business to Zebra Technologies

The Wall Street Journal - Technology

Suzanne Kapner and Paul Ziobro

16 April 2014


Most people have never heard of the company that agreed to pay $3.5 billion for Motorola Solutions Inc.'s scanner business. But behind the scenes, Zebra Technologies Corp., named for the black and white stripes of...Read more




Zebra Pays $3.5 Billion for Motorola Tracking Technology

Bloomberg

Scott Moritz

17 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) is buying a unit of Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) for $3.45 billion, borrowing most of the amount for a bet on mobile-computing services for businesses that need to track employees and products.

Zebra plans to fund the deal with about $200 million of cash and $3.25 billion in new debt. That’s almost as much as Zebra itself is worth, based on yesterday’s closing stock price, which valued the company at about $3.4 billion. Read more




Zebra Technologies Agrees To Buy Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business For $3.45B In An All-Cash Transaction

International Business Times

Sneha Shankar

16 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc.’s (NYSE:MSI) enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday. Read more




Zebra to Buy Motorola Enterprise Unit in 3.5B In Hot Pursuit of IOT market

Gigaom

By Barb Darrow

15 April 2014


Together, Zebra Technologies and Motorola unit plan to attack internet of things opportunities, where they compete with Honeywell and others. Read more




Zebra Technologies buys Motorola enterprise unit for $3.5bn

ZDNet

By Charlie Osbourne

15 April 2014

Summary: Zebra Technologies has reportedly snapped up Motorola Solutions' enterprise unit for $3.5 billion in cash. Read more




Why Zebra's Buyout of Motorola's Enterprise Business Will Fuel IOT Growth

CBR Online

By Amy-jo Crowley

17 April 2014

In the week of Zebra Technologies' $3.45bn buyout of Motorola Solutions' enterprise division, a provider of barcode scanners and other communication services for businesses, its SVP for new growth platforms, Philip Gerskovich, says the deal will deliver better services for customers and a quicker return on investment. Read more



What happened to Moto's mojo?

Crain’s Chicago Business

By Joe Carhill

16 April 2014


Motorola Solutions Inc.'s decision to unload its enterprise business symbolizes deeper change at a company once known for bringing breakthrough technologies to market. Read more




Zebra Tech Snags Motorola's Enterprise Unit for $3.5B

Fox Business

By Matthew Rocco

15 April 2014


Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) is set to acquire Motorola Solutions’ (MSI) enterprise business for $3.45 billion, as the maker of barcode printers looks to widen its footprint. Zebra also raised its first-quarter guidance, saying the proposed acquisition will immediately add to earnings. Read more



Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Is Sold for $3.5 Billion

The New York Times

Mark Scott

15 April 2014


The Zebra Technologies Corporation agreed on Tuesday to buy Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.5 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Zebra, whose technology helps companies to track products in the supply...Read more



Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business; Barcode-Printing and Asset-Tracking Company to Pay $3.45 Billion in Cash

The Wall Street Journal Online

Michael Calia

15 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc.'s enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash. The deal represents a large expansion for Zebra as the barcode-printing and asset-tracking...Read more




Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Is Sold for $3.5 Billion

The New York Times

Mark Scott

15 April 2014


The Zebra Technologies Corporation agreed on Tuesday to buy Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.5 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, Zebra, whose technology helps companies to track products in the supply chain, will buy the Motorola Solutions unit that manufacturers everything from bar code scanners to radio frequency technologies.

The deal will allow Zebra to expand its global presence, as more companies – from Amazon to General Electric – look to gain greater real-time information about how their products are shipped and bought around the world.

“This acquisition will transform Zebra into a leading provider of solutions that deliver greater intelligence and insights into our customers’ enterprises and extended value chains,” Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Zebra Technologies and Motorola Solutions enterprise business combined would have had revenue of about $3.5 billion in 2013. About 4,500 employees are expected to join Zebra after the deal is completed. Motorola Solutions said it would keep its iDEN product line, which was part of its enterprise business, and would continue its government business. The businesses that are remaining as part of Motorola Solutions had 2013 revenues of about $6.2 billion, the company said.

After Motorola Inc. split off into two publicly traded companies in 2011, Motorola Solutions wrapped in a number of business units that Motorola had acquired over years, including its wireless networking business and its enterprise radio systems operations.

Separately, Motorola Solutions on Monday said that its first-quarter sales were expected to be down about 9 percent when compared with the first quarter of 2013.

“Revenues in the quarter did not meet our expectations due primarily to lower than expected volumes in our North America government business in addition to a push out of certain enterprise orders late in the quarter,” Greg Brown, the chief executive of Motorola Solutions, said in a statement.

Morgan Stanley advised Zebra on the deal, while Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase advised Motorola Solutions.





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