Sunnyvale, CA - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Ooma, Inc., a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, today announced that it signed a definitive agreement on May 15, 2019, to acquire Broadsmart Global, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions.
The acquisition of Broadsmart (https://broadsmart.com/) is expected to provide scale for the Ooma Office (https://www.ooma.com/office/) and Ooma Enterprise (https://www.ooma.com/enterprise-communications/) platforms by giving Ooma access to Broadsmart’s channel sales team, partner program and operational resources.
Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Broadsmart provides mid-sized and large enterprises with hosted voice service, audio and video conferencing, web collaboration, fiber connectivity, and SIP/IP trunking, along with network design and security solutions. Broadsmart serves customers throughout the United States and Canada.
Broadsmart was previously a subsidiary of magicJack VocalTec, Ltd., a cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company, which was acquired by B. Riley Principal Investments, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), in November 2018.
“Broadsmart is a great fit for Ooma because of its emphasis on tailoring solutions and white-glove customer support, which align well with the approach of Ooma Enterprise,” said Eric Stang, chief executive officer of Ooma. “We look forward to bringing business solutions from Ooma into Broadsmart’s channel and offering Broadsmart customers an enhanced experience in the future.”
Ananth Veluppillai, chief operating officer of B. Riley Principal Investments, said: “The Broadsmart team is a natural fit for Ooma given its strong focus to grow its enterprise solutions platform. We wish the combined team future success.”
The transaction is expected to close before the end of May and is subject to customary closing conditions. B. Riley FBR, Inc. acted as financial advisor to B. Riley on the transaction. Ooma has agreed to pay approximately $7.4 million in cash for the acquisition of Broadsmart, subject to customary price adjustments.
Ooma will report financial results for the first quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, ended April 30, 2019, after the market closes today. The company plans to host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors today at 5 pm Eastern time. Details are available at https://investors.ooma.com.
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Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma’s residential phone service provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with mobile devices. Ooma’s innovative smart security solution delivers a range of wireless security sensors that make it easy for anyone to protect their home or business. Learn more at www.ooma.com.