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Financial Advisor and Fairness Opinion

Blue Ridge Networks

Value Not Disclosed 04/20/2017 Security Software Complete
Lead Banker: Doug Brockway
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Transaction Details

  • On April 20, 2017, Blue Ridge Networks, Inc. contributed its AppGuard line of business for cash and significant equity ownership in Blue Planet-works, Inc.
  • The new investors in Blue Planet-works include ANA Holdings, Dentsu, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Daiko Denshi Tsushin, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, PCI Holdings and Information Services International-Dentsu
  • Blue Planet-works will commence immediate global distribution of AppGuard software and services for endpoint protection and Blue Ridge Networks will continue to distribute AppGuard in the United States
  • Blue Planet-works plans to utilize the working capital to enhance capabilities for expanded use of the AppGuard Enterprise foundation for numerous market verticals, including Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Stephens Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor and provided a fairness opinion to Blue Ridge Networks, Inc.

About the company

Blue Ridge Networks, Inc.

Blue Ridge Networks, Inc., for two decades has successfully provided to public and private sector customers effective cybersecurity solutions that prevent breaches. Its affordable software, systems, and services are field proven to be scalable, compatible, and non-disruptive to critical operations. For more information, please visit www.blueridge.com.

Blue Planet-works

Blue Planet-works, Inc., is a Tokyo, Japan based Global Cyber Security Company with offerings beyond Security that deliver "Safety", "Trust" and "Privacy" protection using its innovative patented solutions for connected systems. Its proven AppGuard® Security framework provides "Security to Safety" for PCs, Servers, Connected Vehicles, Smart Phones, and IoT devices. For more information, please visit website www.blueplanet-works.com.

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