Carrier Access still eyeing sale

Carrier Access Corp. reiterated it is still exploring various strategic possibilities for the company, including a sale of the firm. The company put out a press release Friday night saying it "has met with a number of parties and is currently in ongoing discussions," but hasn't yet reached an agreement with anyone.

That release sure sounded like a response to a story in Light Reading that same day that reported CAC shareholder Michael Goldman and two hedge fund partners wanted to buy the company for about $117 million. Some company observers also have been pressuring CAC to disclose more information about offers in play. Meanwhile, CAC, which has been rumored as a potential M&A target for several months, experienced a setback last week when it admitted that a back haul product it had been jointly developing with Tellabs was no longer needed by the carrier for whom it was being developed.

For more:
- Here's the CAC press release
- Light Reading reports on an e-mail it received
- Telephony tells of the product setback

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- Tellabs was one rumored potential buyer for CAC