Altigen Communications, a Silicon Valley-based Microsoft ISV and Cloud Solutions provider announced that it has acquired all of the rights to the customer relationships of WorkSpace Communications, LLC, a cloud provider of Microsoft Unified Communications and Modern Workplace solutions. The strategic purchase is part of Altigen’s capital allocation strategy to drive its cloud growth.
WorkSpace, based in the Midwest, delivers a suite of hosted Microsoft Modern Workplace technologies that include Unified Communications and Collaboration, Office 365, Teams and integrated cloud-based Contact Center solutions. WorkSpace counts over 2,000 cloud subscribers among its customers, which Altigen plans to migrate to its hosted Microsoft platforms. The migration will consolidate services, simplify management, streamline customer support, and enable Altigen to achieve greater economies of scale.
Under terms of the agreement, Altigen has acquired all of WorkSpace’s right, title, and interest in, to and under its customer relationships. The transaction is valued at 1.6 times the annual revenues for each WorkSpace cloud customer transitioned to Altigen, which is expected to be accretive to Altigen’s current revenue multiple and net income.
“As Microsoft continues to grow their market share for both Office 365 and Teams, organizations are increasingly looking to displace their legacy, on-premises PBX systems with cloud-based Unified Communications fully integrated with Microsoft’s solutions,” said Jeremiah Fleming, Altigen’s President & CEO. “With Altigen and WorkSpace targeting similar customers with the same types of Microsoft solutions, the combination of the companies was just a natural fit. In addition, the value-add solutions Altigen has been developing for its own cloud customers will also be available to the WorkSpace customers as they migrate to Altigen’s cloud solutions.”
According to Bryan DiGiorgio, WorkSpace’s CEO, “Altigen and Workspace have been partners for the past 8 years, including WorkSpace’s hosting of certain Altigen solutions in our datacenter integrated with our platform – which can now be further extended as part of this transaction. Our companies have had discussions, over the years, about combining forces. The timing is finally right to conclude a transaction that is beneficial to both WorkSpace and Altigen and, most importantly, our customers.”
About Altigen Communications
Altigen Communications, Inc. (ATGN), a leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions provider, delivers fully managed Unified Communications services, combining Hosted Skype for Business, Advanced Cloud PBX, and Innovative Cloud Contact Center applications with seamless integration to Office 365 for small-to-medium sized businesses and mid-size to large enterprises. Altigen’s robust suite of applications integrates with Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365 to deliver unparalleled capabilities to organizations using these Microsoft solutions. With adoption by thousands of customers around the world, Altigen’s solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, and seamless integration into Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. Altigen’s worldwide headquarters is in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information, call 1-888- ALTIGEN or visit the web site at www.altigen.com.
About WorkSpace Communications
WorkSpace Communications is a cloud-based unified communications and virtual office infrastructure company, built upon the Microsoft Skype for Business infrastructure. We combine disparate voice, video, messaging, meetings, collaboration and call center software into a single, integrated platform. Our UCaaS solutions are not “one size fits all”. We understand that we understand businesses are diverse and, as such, we cater to each of our clients’ unique business requirements. Our key competitive advantage is driven by our platform’s flexibility, scalability, and quality; enabling WorkSpace to adapt to the needs of all our clients – whether small or large.