Cisco NDS Israel Merger
June 20 2013

Waze Deal Big, but Still Dwarfed by Cisco’s Acquisition of NDS

Last week’s deal whereby Google acquired the Israeli mapping company Waze for $1 billion in cash was big news in the tech industry. Although $1 billion is certainly a lot of money, it still isn’t the largest exit of an Israeli company in the high-tech space. That honor goes to last year’s deal between Cisco Systems and NDS. Cisco shelled out an astounding $5 billion to buy this Israeli-founded firm and integrate its products and intellectual property into their company.