Twilio in talks to invest $750 mn in Syniverse

Cloud-communications firm Twilio is in talks to invest as much as $750 million in Syniverse Technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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The investment could be followed by a merger between telecommunications services company Syniverse and a special-purpose acquisition company to take it public, the report said.

The deal values Syniverse at around $2 billion to $3 billion including debt.

There is no guarantee that Syniverse, backed by private-equity firm Carlyle Group will go public, either through a SPAC deal or an IPO.

For Syniverse, the Twilio deal involves a commercial arrangement that would send a significant amount of business its way. Syniverse may also use proceeds from a SPAC deal to make acquisitions.