Six years after buying NPD Group from Permira for around $5 billion, Cisco announced that it is selling many of the same assets back to the private equity group for a reported fifth of the price. 

Cisco announced that it will sell its Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) unit to London-based Permira, with Bloomberg reporting the selling price at around $1 billion. The selected video technology assets, along with cloud technology services, will be packaged by Permira and launched as a new business. 

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