Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of Aerohive Networks


  • Enterprise networking leader announces acceptance of Aerohive Networks shares tendered

  • Combined company forms Enterprise Cloud Networking Leader, bringing cloud management excellence to extensive edge-to-cloud, wired and wireless solutions portfolio

  • Extreme pushes networking into new era, making infrastructure smarter, more autonomous, and the driver of business value as customers accelerate their digital transformation efforts

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. ("Extreme"; Nasdaq: EXTR), a software-driven networking company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aerohive Networks, (NYSE: HIVE), a pioneer in cloud-managed networking, bringing together the world's #2 leader in cloud managed wireless LAN services¹ with the #3 provider of enterprise networking equipment. With Aerohive, Extreme will offer customers and partners more choices for cloud and on-premises wired and wireless technology, including the industry's broadest array of wireless LAN solutions at a critical technology transition to Wi-Fi 6 – all from a single vendor and backed by its award-winning, insourced services and support team.

    The acquisition of Aerohive adds critical cloud management and edge capabilities to Extreme's portfolio of end-to-end, edge to cloud software-driven networking solutions. It expands Extreme's technology leadership in Wi-Fi and NAC, adding cloud-managed Wi-Fi and NAC solutions to complement its on-premises Wi-Fi and NAC technology, driving Extreme deeper into key verticals and presenting numerous opportunities for cross-sell and up-sell within the combined portfolios. It also brings new SD-WAN capabilities to Extreme's solutions mix. Now, customers and partners of Extreme and Aerohive will be able to mix and match a broader array of software, hardware, and services Elements to create networks that support their unique needs and that may be managed and automated from end-to-end – from the enterprise edge to the cloud – to advance their digital transformation efforts.

    Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks

    "Closing our acquisition of Aerohive in just 45 days from initial announcement eliminates many execution risks and better positions us to transition customers smoothly. We are excited to bring Aerohive's market leading cloud management, AI and ML, and SD-WAN capabilities to our customers and partners. We're equally excited to introduce our extensive portfolio of edge-to-cloud solutions to the Aerohive customer and partner base. From a financial perspective, Aerohive's platform is a critical component in our strategy to add subscription-oriented SaaS and cloud-based solutions that will enable us to drive recurring revenue and improved cash flow generation."