VentureWave Exits StarBlue

VentureWave Exits StarBlue

VentureWave Exits Unified Communications Business, StarBlue

 

January 29th 2021 – Dublin, Ireland:  VentureWave, the group and affiliate holding company of VentureWave Capital Limited and Blueface Holdings Limited, confirmed today that it has successfully agreed to the sale of StarBlue Inc., a leading enterprise communications business, to Sangoma Technologies Corporation (“Sangoma”) (TSXV: STC), a trusted leader in delivering cloud-based Communications-as-a-Service (“CaaS”) solutions, who is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange in Canada. The transaction is scheduled to close by March 31, 2021, subject to Sangoma shareholder and TSX Venture Exchange approvals and other customary closing conditions.

StarBlue was established in January 2018 as a result of the merger between Blueface, an Irish headquartered Global Cloud Unified Communications company, and Star2Star Communications, a Florida headquartered full spectrum enterprise communications company.  Blueface was successfully acquired in January 2020 by Comcast, the global media, entertainment and communications company.   Sangoma’s acquisition of StarBlue and its remaining portfolio asset, Star2Star Communications, represents an opportunity to bring together two world class unified communications companies with a full spectrum of enterprise communications offerings to compete on the global stage.

Since VentureWave originally invested in Blueface in 2011, the business scaled rapidly through organic growth, global expansion and M&A – the creation of StarBlue created a differentiated portfolio of enterprise communications companies.  “When we first invested, we knew the Company was primed for success with innovative technology to compete on the world stage. The merger with Star2Star to form StarBlue, subsequent key partnerships, M&A and successful divestitures has made this investment journey a rewarding and exciting one,” said Alan Foy, Chairman of VentureWave.

Throughout the investment, VentureWave deployed an active management methodology engaging a network of senior operating professionals with specialised expertise to drive expansion and strategic development opportunities.  Finally, Alan Foy commented “As we exit at this juncture, we would like to thank Norman Worthington and wish him and the entire StarBlue team the very best on the next phase of their journey with Sangoma”.

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Issued on behalf of VentureWave by Heneghan

Contact:

Nigel Heneghan

Email: Nigel@heneghan.ie

Phone: + 353 086 258 7206

VentureWave Exits Unified Communications Business, StarBlue

 

January 29th 2021 – Dublin, Ireland:  VentureWave, the group and affiliate holding company of VentureWave Capital Limited and Blueface Holdings Limited, confirmed today that it has successfully agreed to the sale of StarBlue Inc., a leading enterprise communications business, to Sangoma Technologies Corporation (“Sangoma”) (TSXV: STC), a trusted leader in delivering cloud-based Communications-as-a-Service (“CaaS”) solutions, who is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange in Canada. The transaction is scheduled to close by March 31, 2021, subject to Sangoma shareholder and TSX Venture Exchange approvals and other customary closing conditions.

StarBlue was established in January 2018 as a result of the merger between Blueface, an Irish headquartered Global Cloud Unified Communications company, and Star2Star Communications, a Florida headquartered full spectrum enterprise communications company.  Blueface was successfully acquired in January 2020 by Comcast, the global media, entertainment and communications company.   Sangoma’s acquisition of StarBlue and its remaining portfolio asset, Star2Star Communications, represents an opportunity to bring together two world class unified communications companies with a full spectrum of enterprise communications offerings to compete on the global stage.

Since VentureWave originally invested in Blueface in 2011, the business scaled rapidly through organic growth, global expansion and M&A – the creation of StarBlue created a differentiated portfolio of enterprise communications companies.  “When we first invested, we knew the Company was primed for success with innovative technology to compete on the world stage. The merger with Star2Star to form StarBlue, subsequent key partnerships, M&A and successful divestitures has made this investment journey a rewarding and exciting one,” said Alan Foy, Chairman of VentureWave.

Throughout the investment, VentureWave deployed an active management methodology engaging a network of senior operating professionals with specialised expertise to drive expansion and strategic development opportunities.  Finally, Alan Foy commented “As we exit at this juncture, we would like to thank Norman Worthington and wish him and the entire StarBlue team the very best on the next phase of their journey with Sangoma”.

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Issued on behalf of VentureWave by Heneghan

Contact:

Nigel Heneghan

Email: Nigel@heneghan.ie

Phone: + 353 086 258 7206

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