UPDATE 2-Polycom gets revised bid from private equity firm

Wed Jun 8, 2016 9:08am EDT
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* Pvt equity firm revises offer to $12.25/shr

* New offer values Polycom at $1.66 bln (Adds details, background, shares)

By Anya George Tharakan

June 8 (Reuters) - Polycom Inc said it received a revised offer from a private equity firm - the third time the bidder has revised its offer since the video conferencing equipment maker agreed to be acquired by Canada's Mitel Networks Corp.

Polycom's shares rose about 2.5 percent to the new offer price of $12.25 in light premarket trading on Wednesday.

The revised offer values Polycom at $1.66 billion, based on its outstanding shares as of April 21. Mitel's cash-and-stock deal was valued at $1.96 billion in April.

Polycom, which did not name the private equity firm, said in a filing that the new offer comprised $650 million of equity financing and $950 million of debt financing. (1.usa.gov/1svOlvk)

Mitel and Polycom announced a deal on April 15, bowing to pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. In October, Elliott had disclosed a stake of 6.6 percent in Polycom and of 9.6 percent in Mitel.

San Jose, California-based Polycom said on Wednesday that its board still recommended its shareholders vote in favor of the Mitel deal.   Continued...