Mitel’s recently announced that it has entered exclusive negotiations with Atos for the acquisition of Unify, one of the group’s Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) and Communication & Collaboration Services (CCS) businesses of the Atos group.
A global leader in business communications with headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Mitel powers more than two billion business connections with its cloud, enterprise, and next-generation collaboration software. Through its MiVoice business solution, the company provides organizations with communication, collaboration, and customer experience solutions. Atos Unify is a global leader in communication and collaboration solutions and services with more than 3000 employees globally providing tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries. The two companies share a channel-centric legacy, and the deal will give partners access to flexible communications models for their customers.
With the proposed deal, Mitel would acquire Unify’s voice platforms, collaboration and contact center products, device, and endpoint portfolio, and related intellectual property. Mitel’s capabilities to address the evolving communication needs of global businesses will also improve because of its on-premises, hybrid, and private cloud offerings.
According to Ganesh Reddy Bonthu, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, “With Unify’s technical expertise and geographic footprint, this acquisition could result in a significant expansion of Mitel’s global offering through a broader portfolio of products and services to help partners win more business while ensuring customers have the flexibility to choose the communications model they prefer.”
Ganesh Reddy, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions