Altigen Acquires WorkSpace Customers, Scales Microsoft Cloud Services
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WorkSpace is a Midwestern cloud provider of Microsoft Unified Communications and Modern Workplace solutions. Altigen calls the acquisition a strategic purchase, saying it will help drive its cloud growth.
The WorkSpace customer base consumes numerous Microsoft-related cloud services, including Unified Communications and Collaboration, Office 365, Teams, and integrated cloud-based Contact Center solutions. WorkSpace has more than 2,000 cloud subscriber customer, which Altigen says it plans to migrate to its own hosted Microsoft platforms.
Jeremiah Fleming, Altigen’s president & CEO, commented on the deal:
“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. 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.”
Bryan DiGiorgio, WorkSpace’s CEO, also commented:
“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.”
Microsoft Partner M&A
Merger and acquisition activity across the Microsoft partner ecosystem has remained strong and steady in recent years. Among the deals that ChannelE2E has tracked this year:
- July 2019: Microsoft partner Blue Line Technologies acquired the Managed Services Operations Division of Converged Communications.
- June 2019: Microsoft gold partner KSM Consulting (KSMC) acquired Connect Think for application development expertise.
- April 2019: Previously, KSM had been acquired by private equity firm Renovus Capital Partners.
- February 2019: Red Level Networks acquired the Grand Rapids business and technology consultancy firm C/D/H.
- January 2019: Winxnet, a Microsoft partner and managed IT services provider for small and midsize businesses, acquired the MSP division of Forza Technology Solutions.