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02/10/2017 - EXFO Closes Acquisition of Yenista Optics

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced today the company has closed its acquisition of Yenista Optics S.A.S. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$11.1 million.

Yenista Optics, a privately held company based in Lannion, France, supplies advanced optical test equipment for the R&D and manufacturing markets. Its product portfolio includes benchtop optical spectrum analyzers, tunable lasers, tunable filters and passive optical component test systems for network equipment manufacturers and optical component vendors. The company was profitable in 2016, generating revenue of US$5.8 million and growing.

Yenista Optics’ high-end product offering, which increases EXFO’s addressable market by more than $100 million in optical testing, will be integrated into the parent company’s Physical-layer product family.

“EXFO has been the market leader for several years in portable optical testing, according to third-party estimates from Frost & Sullivan,” said Germain Lamonde, EXFO’s Executive Chairman. “Based on our internal numbers, Yenista’s additional revenue raises EXFO to the No. 1 position in the global fiber-optic test equipment market. We intend to leverage Yenista’s technology leadership, EXFO’s global sales presence and strong brand to further increase market share in optical testing, especially in lab and manufacturing use cases for network equipment and component vendors.”

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