Apex Insight provides commercial due diligence to support MeetingZone and GMT in their acquisition of Atia Communications

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The leading independent conferencing services provider, MeetingZone, has acquired Atia, the Unified Communications specialist, with backing from its private equity owners, GMT Communication Partners

The commercial due diligence work provided by Apex Insight provided key insights to help us close the deal, highlighting how customers really felt and providing support during the process

Apex Insight carried out commercial due diligence to support MeetingZone in its acquisition of Atia Communications to expand its Unified Communications portfolio of services – its third acquisition in 18 months.

MeetingZone is a leading global independent audio and web conferencing and collaboration service provider operating in the UK, Germany and North America. It is backed by UK-based private equity firm, GMT Communications Partners. Atia Communications is a leading provider of Unified Communications services in the UK and a Microsoft Lync accredited specialist.

The commercial due diligence work included a detailed assessment of the market opportunity, validation of the business’ sales model and a customer referencing programme. The work was led by Vincent Schuller.

The work included interviews with a range of Atia’s customers, technology partner and channel partners. These discussions revealed that the business is a highly respected UK provider of Unified Communications solutions.

Steve Gandy, CEO of MeetingZone, said:
“The commercial due diligence work provided by Apex Insight provided key insights that helped us close the deal, highlighting how customers really felt about the business and providing support during the business plan process.”

Financial due diligence was carried out by BDO

About Apex Insight
Apex Insight is an independent provider of research, analysis and consulting services covering business services markets in the UK and Europe.

In addition to Atia, our recent work has included commercial due diligence on Amsys, the UK’s leading Apple service provider and covered markets including Outsourced Contact Centres, TV Production, Express Parcels, Facilities Management, Consumer Debt Purchase and Online Payday Lending.

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