Acuity advises ROADMap Systems on their sale to HUBER+SUHNER

has been acquired by Type: Divestiture

May 2021

HUBER+SUHNER announces the acquisition of ROADMap Systems Ltd, a technology start-up located in Cambridge, UK. The company is developing the next generation of highly integrated wavelength-selective switch technology.

Wavelength-Selective Switch (WSS) devices are used extensively in today’s optical transport networks to allow efficient and transparent routing of optical data traffic. However, the limited functionality of current WSS components restricts the scalability of Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) architectures to address future burgeoning network demands both for telecoms and data centre applications.

ROADMap Systems is developing the next generation of highly integrated WSS devices, using software-defined two-dimensional holograms to steer individual colours of light between optical fibres. This will enable equipment manufacturers and service providers to benefit from new optical architectures that enhance flexibility and resilience, while reducing costs through simplified network operations.

HUBER+SUHNER plans to leverage the extensive patents and know-how of ROADMap Systems in the industrialisation of its products over the next few years to further expand its growing portfolio of optical network automation solutions, anchored by the Polatis all-optical switching platform.

Phil O’Donovan, Chairman at ROADMap Systems, commented:

“Acuity’s role in securing the sale of ROADMap should not be underestimated. They led from the front from the very beginning and managed the sale process right through to the end. Their impartial and perceptive advice was instrumental to our success and I would happily recommend them for any DeepTech transaction.”

Matthew Byatt, Managing Partner at Acuity Advisors, commented:

“I am delighted to have advised on such a great transaction, delivering a best-in-class advisory capability with deep expertise in the photonics sector. The team at ROADMap have developed a powerful optical networking platform which directly addresses the future demands of the industry. I wish them every success for the future.”

Matthew Byatt, Partner

Matthew Byatt, Managing Partner

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quote Acuity’s role in securing the sale of ROADMap should not be underestimated. They led from the front from the very beginning and managed the sale process right through to the end. Their impartial and perceptive advice was instrumental to our success and I would happily recommend them for any DeepTech transaction. quote
Phil O’Donovan, Chairman ROADMap Systems

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