(By Balachander) Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a maker of cable and networking products, will acquire Canada's Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) for C$17.00 per share to bolster its broadcast business.
The C$345 million offer represents a 64 percent premium to MT's previous closing price of C$10.39 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
St. Louis, Missouri-based Belden expects the deal to raise the percentage of its revenue from networking and connectivity products to 36 percent from 30 percent.
Miranda provides advanced signal processing and monitoring systems to broadcasters, pay TV operators and content developers to create, manipulate, and distribute High Definition Video. Its clients include: AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) among others.
Miranda, which announced a review of strategic alternatives in March, reported adjusted net income of $3.2 million on revenue of $42.2 million for the first quarter. Its sales for 2011 were C$182 million.
BDC shares closed at $30.29 on Monday.