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UCaaS Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Deal List

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) remains a hotbed market for mergers, acquisitions and private equity deals.

M&A activity typically involves UCaaS companies that offer cloud- and software-based solutions for collaboration, voice, video, and contact center as a service.

Here’s ChannelE2E’s UCaaS M&A deal list, which we update regularly.

  1. March 2020: Lifesize and Serenova merged, backed by private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners,
  2. February 2020: Sverica Capital Management acquired Cytracom, which promotes UCaaS to MSPs.
  3. February 2020: Comcast acquired Blueface for UCaaS.
  4. February 2020: Lingo Communications, a cloud & MSP focused on SMB unified communications, acquired selected customers from Blue Casa Telephone.
  5. December 2019: BCM One acquired UCaaS provider Arena One. Private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) backs BCM One.
  6. October 2019: Digerati Technologies, a UCaaS provider, acquired Miami-based Nexogy for cloud communication and broadband solutions.
  7. October 2019: RingCentral invested in Avaya.
  8. April 2018: Searchlight Capital Partners acquired Mitel and its ShoreTel business for $2 billion.
  9. April 2018: Evolve IP acquired Cisco Broadsoft partner thevoicefactory, gaining UCaaS while extending the MSP & CSP deeper into Europe.

Among the additional players to watch: Intermedia, a big UCaaS player focused on MSP partners and backed by Madison Dearborn Partners since 2016.

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