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ARRIS GROUP INC filed this Form 10-Q on 08/08/2013
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The completion of the Motorola Home acquisition will have a significant impact on our operations and financial statements going forward.

In April 2013, we completed our acquisition of Motorola Home, whose business was significantly larger than ours prior to the acquisition. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Motorola Home had net sales of approximately $3.3 billion and total assets of approximately $2.5 billion, compared with our net sales of approximately $1.4 billion and total assets of $1.4 billion as of and for the year ended December 31, 2012. In addition, we increased our long-term debt by approximately $1.9 billion in connection with the acquisition. Given the significant increase in the size of our business as a result of the acquisition and the increase in our long-term debt, our historical results are not indicative of our combined operations going forward. In addition, as a result of the acquisition, we expect to reduce our reportable operating segments from three to two, as a result of changes in the way that we expect to manage and review our business going forward. Therefore the presentation of our financial results also will change significantly beginning with our financial results reported for the period ending June 30, 2013.

The anticipated benefits from acquiring the Motorola Home business may not be realized.

We acquired Motorola Home with the expectation that the transaction would result in various benefits, including, among other things, enhancing our current and future product offerings, strengthening our ability to capitalize on and manage changing industry trends and broadening our customer base.

The acquisition involves the combination of two companies that previously operated independently. The difficulties of combining Motorola Home’s operations with ours include:

 

   

combining the best practices of two companies, including research and development and sales functions;

   

the necessity of coordinating geographically separated organizations, systems and facilities;

   

integrating personnel with diverse business backgrounds and organizational cultures;

   

reducing the costs associated with each company’s operations; and

   

preserving important relationships of both ARRIS and Motorola Home and resolving potential conflicts that may arise.

The process of combining operations could cause an interruption of, or loss of momentum in, our business and the possible loss of key personnel. The diversion of management’s attention and any delays or difficulties encountered in connection with the acquisition and the integration of the two companies’ operations could have an adverse effect on the business, results of operations, financial condition or prospects of the combined company after the acquisition.

In addition, our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of the acquisition is subject to a number of uncertainties discussed elsewhere, including:

 

   

our ability to take advantage of expected growth opportunities;

   

general market and economic conditions;

   

general competitive factors in the industry and marketplace; and

   

higher than expected costs required to achieve the anticipated benefits of the acquisition.

No assurance can be given that these benefits will be achieved or, if achieved, the timing of their achievement. Failure to achieve these anticipated benefits could result in increased costs and decreases in expected revenues and/or net income following the acquisition.

 

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