iotum Announces Acquisition of Freeconference.Com to Expand Its Web-based
Audio Conferencing Services
TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - iotum, operator of the popular and versatile
teleconferencing service Calliflower.com for small business, today announced
it is expanding with the acquisition of California-based Global Conference
Partners, provider of FreeConference.com and associated teleconferencing
Jason Martin, president and CEO, said iotum is acquiring all of the assets of
Global Conference Partners, a portfolio company of American Capital, Ltd.
(NASDAQ: ACAS). In addition to FreeConference.com, the transaction includes
InstantConference.com, GlobalConference.com and several other international
brands. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The conferencing properties acquired from GCP will continue to be offered from
Glendale, Calif.; no employees will lose their jobs as a result of the
acquisition, said Martin. Calliflower also will continue as a conferencing
service, he said.
"It's a natural fit," said Martin. "The Global Conference properties nicely
complement Calliflower where we'll quickly realize economies of scale even
though all conferencing services will continue under separate brands."
iotum is a privately-held operator of online collaboration and conference
calling services. iotum operates the popular Calliflower teleconference
platform, which has introduced a number of teleconference innovations since
its introduction in 2007, and services medium and small businesses and
organizations. iotum was founded in 2006 by industry legend Alec Saunders, who
joined BlackBerry as vice president of developer relations in 2011. Based in
Toronto, Canada, iotum's customer base is worldwide. For further information,
please visit www.iotum.com
About American Capital
American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset
manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management
business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market
private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products.
American Capital manages $21.2 billion of assets, including assets on its
balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers,
with $117 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets).
Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American
Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) with approximately $13 billion market
capitalization and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE)
with approximately $1.5 billion market capitalization. From its eight offices
in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital,
will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million. For
further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com.
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