Intermedia Buys AnyMeeting, A Web Conferencing Powerhouse, To Fortify Its Unified Communications Muscle


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From there, Intermedia plans to focus on a complete technical integration around enabling one-to-one calls to become group meetings seamlessly and easily, without having to install any software, Tuculescu said. This will include integrations for everything from calendar applications to an internal contact list for everyone in the organization, he said, along with more easily facilitating collaboration on documents.   

Intermedia said its largest product line would soon be Unified Communications as a Service, with AnyMeeting serving to make the portfolio even more reliable, flexible and scalable.

Terms of the deal, which closed a few weeks ago and was announced Wednesday, weren't disclosed. AnyMeeting's current services will continue to be available with no interruption, while the company's existing customers will benefit from additional investments, a broader product line, and the resources that Intermedia's 800-person workforce brings to the table.   

This is Intermedia's first acquisition since private equity powerhouse Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) purchased the company from Oak Hill Capital Partners in February. MDP is looking to scale the business through both organic growth and acquisitions, according to Intermedia.   

Intermedia's voice solutions have evolved from switching services and applications for traditional telecom providers to cloud-based VoIP offerings after its 2013 acquisition of cloud-based voice service provider AccessLine Communications, Mark Sher, Intermedia's vice president of product and marketing for Cloud Voice, told CRN in August.

The company delivers 30 integrated cloud business applications from a single point of control covering everything from email, voice and productivity to backup and file sharing, identity and access management, and security and monitoring. Intermedia allows its channel partners to sell under their own brand and maintain control over billing, pricing, and other elements of the customer relationship.

Channel partners can receive online sales training, an automated marketing platform, materials that can be branded with the partner's name, online quoting and "concierge" sales service, Sher said in August. Intermedia also offers "no downtime" cut over, free onboarding support, plug-and-play phones, low labor costs and proactive network testing, according to Sher. 


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