Concerto Will Buy Rival for $1 billion

06 Jul 2005
Deal adds to trend of public companies being turned private
By Peter J. Howe
Concerto Software, a Westford company that makes technology for corporate and government call centers, yesterday agreed to buy a Silicon Valley rival for $1 billion, the latest megadeal that turns a public company private.
Aspect Communications of San Jose, Calif., is set to become part of privately held Concerto as soon as September, with an unspecified number of layoffs likely at the 1,600-employee firm.
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