This morning Verizon announced an agreement to acquire privately held CDN provider EdgeCast Networks in a deal that is expected to close early next year. I’ve spoken to both companies about the deal and while neither side can comment on the value placed on EdgeCast, I hear it is close to $400M. EdgeCast was on track to end this year with $100M in revenue and was projected to do $140M in revenue next year. To date, the company had raised $74M in capital and has about 300 employees. (For my thoughts on how this deal impacts Akamai, see this post: Verizon’s Acquisition Of EdgeCast Isn’t Good For Akamai, Here’s Why)
EdgeCast was a profitable company and at a $400M evaluation, the company got 4x this year’s revenue. Not bad for a company that had only raised $20M in funding, up until five months ago when they raised $54M more. Verizon didn’t overpay on this deal but at the same time, EdgeCast got fair market value for what they have built.
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