18 February 2010


GigOptix advisory board gains Benhamou Global Ventures partner

GigOptix Inc of Palo Alto, CA, USA, which designs modulator and laser drivers and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) ICs based on III-V materials as well as polymer electro-optic modulators, says that Anik Bose, a general partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, has joined its advisory board, focusing on the firm's strategic growth through mergers and acquisitions as well as business development in China.

Bose has previously headed the business development functions at communications technology firms such as 3Com as well as biotech-focused firms such as Monsanto, managing a $250m corporate venture fund, spearheading dozens of venture capital investments, and executing numerous spin-out transactions as well as several large M&A transactions over $1.4bn in value. In particular, in communications technology, Bose architected the launch of the fastest-growing Asian networking company (H3C — 3Com’s joint venture with Huawei), which achieved annual revenues of over $700m and a market valuation of $1.8bn within 36 months of launch.

“GigOptix has been demonstrating a new and aggressive rollup strategy model since their inception in July 2007,” comments Bose. “The moves that they have made during this down market are extraordinary and have demonstrated solid growth based on a financially driven approach,” he adds.

“GigOptix has made many strategic moves since our inception, however at this point in our growth we are looking to future M&A transactions as well as other strategic alliances in various geographical regions to continue the growth of the company,” says chairman & CEO Dr Avi Katz.

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