TOP 5 selling VoIP companies

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJanuary Thu, 2019

We classify the operations of sale of companies más destacadas de los últimos años dentro del sector de VozIP. Estas compañías hacen posible que la señal de voz viaje a través de Internet empleando el protocolo IP, es decir, enviando la señal de la voz en forma digital en lugar de enviarla de forma analógica. La clasificación vendrá marcada por los importes de venta manejados en cada transacción.

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1. Broadsoft

BroadSoft es un proveedor mundial de software que permite a los proveedores de servicios móviles, de línea fija y de cable ofrecer comunicaciones en tiempo real through their IP networks. It was founded in 1998 in Maryland and went public in 2010 after raising more than $77 million.

They have more than 500 customers and serve 18 of the top 25 telecommunications operators in more than 70 countries and in 25 languages.

Esta compañía lidera nuestro ranking de corporate finance por su sale to Cisco. On 23 October 2017, we learned the details of the deal, where Cisco wrote a large cheque for a value of 1.9 billion.

This purchase gave Cisco a new way to sell its communications tools, shifting its focus from a pure networking hardware company to one focused on software and services offered in the cloud.

2. ShoreTel

Founded in 1996 in Silicon Valley, ShoreTel is a company that is dedicated to the development and sale of IP communications systems for companies in the United States and internationally.

El 27 julio 2017 se confirmó la venta de la compañía estadounidense a otra del mismo sector, Mitel. Los 530 million spent on the purchase of the company have placed ShoreTel second in our ranking.

The combination of the two companies catapulted Mitel to the number two position in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). As for ShoreTel, it received a premium of 28 % over the closing share price on the day before the deal. In summary, Mitel paid USD 7.5 per share for a total value of USD 530 million.

"This is a very natural combination that allows us to continue to consolidate the industry and take advantage of cost synergy opportunities, while adding new technologies and significant cloud growth to our business," said Mitel CEO Rich McBee.

3. Jive Communications

En nuestro puesto de bronce hablamos sobre Jive Communications (Utah, Estados Unidos). Jive proporciona cloud-based telephone systems and unified communications services. Jive's cloud architecture offers an integrated experience that provides context and more efficient connections between colleagues and customers. The more than 20,000 customers around the world are well aware of this.

LogMeIn, compañía que ofrece servicios de conferencia como GoToMeeting y, así como servicios de autenticación, anunció el 8 de febrero de 2018 la compra de Jive. La operación se valoró en 342 million15 million more depending on the achievement of specific milestones.

The agreement added a suite of unified communications services to complement and extend LogMeIn's existing collaboration products. Jive's main focus on VoIP and its growing involvement in the business world prompted LogMeIn to undertake this operation.

4. Broadview Networks

Broadview Networks proporciona comunicaciones de voz y datos, y soluciones de redes administradas para Pymes en el noreste de los Estados Unidos. Sus servicios de voz incluyen servicios telefónicos locales, regionales, nacionales e internacionales, así como correo de voz, identificación de llamadas, llamadas en espera o servicios de VozIP, entre muchos otros.

El 13 de abril de 2017 conocimos su venta a Windstream Holdings, en una 227.5 million cash transaction.

Broadview, based in Rye Brook, New York, is a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

"Broadview's unique unified communications solutions will advance our product portfolio, enhancing our competitiveness and ability to provide enhanced services to business customers. The transaction will also allow us to leverage Broadview's sales force expertise and cloud operations across our national footprint," said Tony Thomas, chief executive officer of Windstream.

5. FusionStorm

Para finalizar la lista, mencionamos a FusionStorm. La empresa de San Francisco, anteriormente conocida como Synergistic Computer Solutions, ofrece soluciones para infraestructura de sistemas, almacenamiento, redes, vozIP, seguridad o bases de datos, entre otros.

El pasado 1 de octubre de 2018 la compañía inglesa Computacenter integrated its business with FusionStorm. The total amount of the purchase transaction was broken down as follows: USD 70 million as initial consideration45 million for refinancing facilities 20 million depending on the EBITDA and gross profit FusionStorm can achieve during the 15 months following the operation.

This complementary and incremental acquisition allows Computacenter to offer a full range of services in the US, increasing its workforce by approximately 50 %.

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