MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 2, 2016 - Today, Onvoy, LLC, a fast-growing leader in Communications Enablement, announced the finalized acquisition of ANZ Communications, LLC, the parent company of ANPI, following regulatory approval. With this acquisition, Onvoy continues to build its nationwide network reach and functionality to provide comprehensive enablement solutions to the marketplace.
From the start, ANPI has served as a partner to rural local exchange carriers (RLECs), originally building the ANPI business based on a need for RLECs to offer affordable long distance service to their customer base. As time progressed, the RLECs worked with ANPI to expand the solution portfolio to include enablement services which helped carriers to lower cost, deliver excellent service experience, and innovate new products for top line revenue growth. The RLEC partnership, enablement solutions (e.g., Long Distance, Tandem, SS7, Voice Peering, and UCaaS/End Office replacement), and expanded network reach strategically fit with Onvoy, thus driving the acquisition. Onvoy is pleased that the former shareholders of ANPI have chosen to roll forward some of their investment into the combined companies.
The Onvoy network-based communication enablement platform provides carriers an opportunity to expand their respective customer service expertise and network reach outside their traditional markets, while creating new innovative services and lower operating costs. Onvoy will continue to partner with the RLECs and offer the solutions to support their respective business objectives.
“Onvoy was founded by RLECs with a mission and vision similar to the founders of ANPI, so we understand and appreciate our relationship with the RLEC carriers,” said Fritz Hendricks, Onvoy CEO. “We are committed to continuing and expanding upon the innovative partnership envisioned. The RLECs have demonstrated resiliency through challenging times and we believe their commitment to excellent customer service provides an accelerant to the transformational opportunities enabled by the combined Onvoy and ANPI platforms.”
“Our combined assets, from our customers to our employees, make for an exciting future as Onvoy drives toward becoming the premier communications enabler in the market,” said Bruce Hicks, ANZ Communications, LLC Board chair.
Q Advisors, a leading global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as exclusive financial advisor to ANZ in connection with the transaction.
Onvoy is a leading Communications Enabler offering voice, messaging and mobility solutions supported by our nationwide carrier-grade network. Committed to empowering customers with the solutions they need to enable global communications across various applications in a continuously changing environment, Onvoy employs state of the art technology and provides customers control of their core communications infrastructure via carrier platforms and APIs. These interfaces allow customers to build, provision and support more innovative and integrated communication services without adding equipment or support staff – meaning faster speed to market and higher margins. Onvoy is based in Minnesota. For more information, visit Onvoy at www.onvoy.com.
ANPI, privately held by ANZ Communications, LLC, is committed to delivering powerful and reliable solutions to serve the evolving needs of independent telephone companies and businesses through technology and service innovation. Its employees have developed an industry leading Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform to deliver hosted communications and collaboration tools, hosted PBX features and mobility applications. The company also offers direct connections, wholesale long distance, tandem access and SS7 solutions. From offices in Springfield, IL, Frisco, TX, Santa Clara, CA and Chennai, India, ANPI has been serving rural telecom companies and service providers since 1996, and today serves the voice and data needs of CLECs, ILECs, IXCs, regional wireless carriers, managed service providers, value-added resellers and channel agents as well as business customers across the U.S. ANPI owns and operates a multi-service Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Packet Label Switching (MPLS) over Optical Transport Network (OTN) network that spans the continental United States with switching and/or POP facilities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and New York City. For more information on ANPI, please visit www.anpi.com.