Global leader in teleconferencing acquired by New Era - KBS

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Global leader in teleconferencing acquired by New Era

Videocall Limited, a global leader in video conferencing and telepresence solutions, has completed its sale to New Era Technology UK.

Videocall is a leading service provider and systems integrator of on-premise and cloud-based video collaboration. Videocall are experts in video conferencing, telepresence, unified collaboration, systems integration, AV installation and meeting room solutions. The company was founded in 1997 by Managing Director, Rob Portwood, and is now the only company in the UK who are 100% focussed on video conferencing and unified communications. Today Videocall is one of the world’s leading service providers and systems integrators of on-premise and cloud-based video collaboration services to organisations across the globe.

As part of a research and buyer identification process which attracted interest from multiple trade and investment acquirers from both the UK and Overseas, KBS Corporate ultimately identified New Era Technology as a potential partner which could further establish Videocall on the international stage.

New Era Technology serves more than 7,500 customers via its 30 global offices, with a particularly strong presences outside of the UK in North America and Oceania. As a market leader, working across a diverse set of markets, the group deliver technology solutions that securely connect people, places, and information in a rapidly changing digital world. Their portfolio includes managed services, video conferencing, cloud, collaboration, data networking and security solutions.

The acquisition of Videocall will further build upon New Era Technology’s foothold within the UK and will enable Videocall to offer enhanced global service offerings to their clients.

Rob Portwood will continue in his role as Managing Director, and commented on the deal: “Over many years we have developed a leading manged service collaboration portfolio of services working with world class technology and platform partners delivering valuable outcomes to our customers.

“I am very excited about joining the New Era team and having the opportunity to drive our business forward globally for the benefit of our customers, partners and employees”

Annie Shiel, Associate Corporate Director, advised Videocall throughout the transaction and commented: “It is encouraging to see Videocall Limited join an established international player and we wish all parties the very best of success in the future.”

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