April 18, 2014 – Zebra Acquires Motorola Solutions Enterprise Business
Zebra announced Tuesday that it will be acquiring the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a deal that will cost $3.45 billion. Zebra is doing this because they want to have their hands in the entire service process from beginning to end and Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business can help them get there.
“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,” stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive officer. “The Enterprise business will generate significant value for our shareholders by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement with our customers and partners. It positions Zebra as a leading technology innovator, with the accelerating convergence of mobility, data analytics and cloud computing.”
“Our Enterprise business is an ideal fit for Zebra,” stated Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO. “This transaction will enable us to further sharpen our strategic focus on providing mission-critical solutions for our government and public safety customers. Upon closing of the transaction, we intend to return the proceeds to our shareholders in a timely fashion.”
It appears that Zebra wants to take advantage of Motorola Solutions, “mobile platform [that] captures real-time data about physical assets, people, and transactions across the enterprise.” In doing this, Zebra will have more control over their services and presumably be able to deliver a higher quality service with the added resources they will be gaining from this acquisition.
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