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ClearOne Acquires NetStreams

ClearOne has acquired NetStreams Inc.

Under the terms of the transaction, ClearOne paid approximately $2 million in cash and assumed approximately $2 million of long-term debt. In addition, ClearOne will also make earn out payments over the next two years based on achievement of certain performance criteria.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, privately held NetStreams has approximately 20 employees and will continue to operate from its current location.

NetStreams’ 2009 revenues are anticipated to be in excess of $5 million. ClearOne reported revenues of $35.7 million for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. “The transaction represents a perfect fit for both companies, bringing complementary products and sales channels to both organizations,” said Zee Hakimoglu, president and CEO of ClearOne. “The combination will change the game by enabling us to provide a comprehensive high-definition audio and video solution to deliver the true promise of audiovisual and IT convergence. We welcome NetStreams, their partners, and customers to the ClearOne family.”

Kevin Reinis, formerly the president and CEO of NetStreams, said, “Both companies have earned stellar reputations for providing the most compelling and complete product solutions in the broad market we both serve. As the global market increasingly embraces the benefits of distributing audio, video, and data content efficiently through Internet Protocol technology, the combined company will be an even more powerful industry force.”