Gamma Communications plc (“Gamma”), a leading technology-based provider of communications services to business markets in the UK and the Netherlands, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Exactive Holdings Limited (“Exactive”).
Exactive is a Unified Communications specialist and is one of a small number of Microsoft Teams Voice Partners operating in the UK. It has clients in the UK across both public and enterprise sectors.
This acquisition builds on an existing partnership to bring customers a complete range of services for Microsoft Teams. Following the acquisition of Telsis in November 2019, this is another key stage in Gamma’s strategy to become the leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (“UCaaS”) in Europe.
Gamma management have known the Exactive team for a number of years and have worked on joint projects such as London Stock Exchange Group and the Guinness Partnership. Similar to Gamma, Exactive has deep expertise in UCaaS and has developed a multi-tenant Microsoft Teams PSTN routing platform, Cloud UCX™. Gamma is already able to integrate its SIP Trunking service with Microsoft Teams, enabling customers to use the public telephone network direct from Teams. Gamma’s direct routing capability offers seamless integration without the need for additional on-premise equipment, licensing, or a site visit. By acquiring Exactive, Gamma will also enhance its offering in the Microsoft ecosystem to help businesses quickly migrate to Teams.
Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive of Gamma, commented on the acquisition: “We are really pleased to announce the acquisition of Exactive and to welcoming Scott and his entire team to the Gamma family. I am delighted to build on our track record of working with Exactive to bring customers a complete range of services for Microsoft Teams. UCaaS is an ever evolving and rapidly growing market that we plan to be at the heart of, across all customer environments. Exactive helps us address a part of the market that is already embedded in a Microsoft ecosystem and this will be an essential part of our UCaaS strategy in the years ahead. We have known the Exactive team for many years and see the business as a very good fit. We are really looking forward to working alongside the Exactive team as we continue to grow Gamma, leveraging our experience and resources, to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”
Scott Millar, Chief Executive of Exactive, commented: “Gamma is the right home for Exactive. As a Microsoft Teams specialist, we are excited about becoming a member of the Gamma family and see this is a key milestone in the continued disruption and convergence in our marketplace as Microsoft continues to become a significant player in the voice and collaboration market.”
Gamma is a leading supplier of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in the UK and Dutch business markets.
With a range of Unified Communications, Mobile and Connectivity services, Gamma provides robust and secure solutions that enable organisations to communicate, collaborate and offer a better customer experience.
Gamma’s largest market is in the UK where the company’s network-based services are supplied to SME, Public Sector and Enterprise markets through a network of 1000+ channel partners and its own direct sales and support capabilities. In addition, Gamma owns UK-based Unified Communications infrastructure provider Telsis, which also has a presence in Germany.
In the Netherlands, Gamma owns Dean One, a rapidly-growing telecom and internet provider supplying VoIP, Mobile and Broadband services via 600+ channel partners. Dean One also owns Nimsys, an ICT specialist for workspaces and multi-tenancy buildings as well as Schiphol Connect, the telecom and internet provider at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.
Gamma is expanding its UCaaS presence in Europe and has a desire to grow its family of businesses with a focus on digital automation, delivering Gamma-powered services to SME customers largely via a network of channel partners.
Gamma is an AIM listed company in the UK and has consistently enjoyed revenue and EBITDA growth. The company has 1100+ employees operating across all its businesses.