Interactive Intelligence buys African reseller assets
Dubai, January 16, 2012
Interactive Intelligence Group, a global provider of unified IP business communications solutions, has inked a deal to purchase select contact center assets of its South African-based reseller Atio Corporation.
Headquartered in Indianapolis (US), Interactive Intelligence has offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
This asset purchase agreement will give Interactive Intelligence an increased presence throughout Africa, said a company statement.
As per the agreement, the new company, Interactive Intelligence South Africa Private Limited, will take over Atio's South African assets.
As part of the all-cash transaction, Interactive Intelligence South Africa will employ 40 Atio team members, and will begin direct support of nearly 40 joint Atio and Interactive Intelligence customers located throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
'This acquisition marks our continued strategy to more effectively grow our existing operations in key international geographies, which began early last year with reseller acquisitions in Germany and Australia,' said Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO, Don Brown.
'This acquisition also lays a strong foundation for planned investments in the region that support our rapidly growing cloud-based communications-as-a-service business,' Brown stated.
Atio was founded in 1986 and is a privately held provider of information and communications technology services. It had been an Interactive Intelligence reseller since 2002.
'Atio has ranked among our top revenue-generating resellers of all partners throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa each year since it first began offering our solutions,' remarked Brown.
'This successful track record, combined with a talented support and services team, mature infrastructure, and expertise in key industries such as financial services, telecommunications and government, makes Atio's Interactive Intelligence business an ideal acquisition choice,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service