Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced it has entered exclusive negotiations with Atos to acquire Unify, the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) and Communication and Collaboration Services businesses (CCS) of the Atos group. The proposed transaction is subject to the consultation of the relevant employee representative bodies and other customary regulatory approvals, with closing expected in H2 2023.
Together, Mitel and Unify would be a prominent UC leader in the Americas and Europe, with a collective customer base of more than 75M users in over 100 countries and a channel community of more than 5,500 global partners. The proposed transaction would also notably expand Mitel’s reach and organizational scale, and lead to increased global revenues and profitability.
Tarun Loomba, president and chief executive officer of Mitel, would serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company. Additional members of the management team would be selected from both companies during the closing period.
“The UC industry today holds significant opportunities to grow through M&A, aligning well with Mitel’s strategy and expertise,” said Mitel president and CEO Tarun Loomba. “The addition of Unify’s portfolio, partners and talent would significantly expand Mitel’s scale and offerings, enabling us together to offer customers even greater choice and flexibility throughout the lifecycle of their business communications.”
Mitel Enters Exclusive Negotiations with Atos to Acquire its Unified Communications & Collaboration Business (Unify)
( Published on January 24, 2023 )