Private equity, Content, Unified communications

UCaaS Acquisition: BCM One Buys Arena One

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BCM One has acquired fellow New York City company Arena One, a provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) for an undisclosed sum.

BCM One is backed by private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) and serves more than 7,000 customers around the globe. The deal expands its existing managed hosted voice and unified communications offerings, as well as its national customer footprint, the company said.

With more than 28 years in the telecom industry, BCM One is no stranger to M&A plays. The company has acquired multiple MSPs and cloud firms, most recently buying up Siptrunk/ after partnering with TSCP to recapitalize its business.

BCM One Acquires Arena One: Executive Perspectives

The Arena One acquisition brings with it a proprietary Cisco BroadWorks solution, a carrier-grade platform optimized for performance and scale, with active geographical diversity to ensure reliable service with built-in business continuity, BCM One said.

Geoff Bloss, CEO, BCM One
Geoff Bloss, CEO, BCM One

Geoff Bloss, CEO of BCM One, commented:

“Adding the Arena One offering to our portfolio of services advances our next generation UCaaS offering, adding a solid BroadWorks platform. This acquisition allows us to further strengthen our UCaaS operations team of service delivery experts, voice engineers and overall technical expertise to support our growing client base.”

Dennis Arena, Founder & CTO of Arena One and Jerry Salvi, CEO of Arena One, also released a comment:

“BCM One is a great fit for us. Not only is there technology and services alignment, but their mission to provide a world-class experience with every human interaction supports our client-service centric approach and culture.”

Mergers & Acquisitions: MSPs and Comm Providers

There have been a number of M&A deals in the across the communications and MSP sectors in the last year. Key deals include: