NewNet Communication Technologies, which is backed by Skyview Capital, has completed its buy of 3ple-Media BV. Financial terms were not announced. NewNet, of Shelton, Conn., provides text messaging and network signaling services for wireless, IP, and wireline networks. Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Skyview is a private investment firm. 3ple-Media also provides multi-media services to wireless carriers.
NewNet Communication Technologies, a Skyview Capital portfolio company and recognized leader in mobile messaging and network signaling solutions for wireless, IP, and wireline networks, today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of 3ple-Media, BV. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands. 3ple-Media is a leader in providing innovative multi-media messaging solutions to wireless carriers worldwide.
3ple-Media’s award winning Mercury platform enables carriers to implement highly cost effective, media rich, campaigns such as live media broadcast, mobile advertising, streaming video and premium content subscription services. Optimized for multimedia messaging, Mercury delivers unsurpassed performance and scalability in a carrier grade platform, allowing carriers to capitalize on revenue generating multimedia opportunities.
Mercury’s advanced service compilation layer supports rapid development of multimedia campaigns, such as mobile advertising and streaming media services that enrich the subscriber’s experience. Carriers are in full control of content creation and can launch highly effective campaigns supported by sophisticated platform services and analysis tools.
The acquisition of 3ple-Media and the Mercury platform represents a significant milestone in the evolution of NewNet’s product portfolio and market focus. 3ple-media’s globally deployed employees will become part of NewNet’s team, ensuring business and product development continuity.
NewNet’s CEO, Ron Pyles, said: “Our acquisition of 3ple-media will enable NewNet to offer an advanced next-generation messaging solution to service providers, enhancing our competitive position and accelerating our commercial growth.” Pyles continued, “NewNet is committed to providing best in breed products and unrivaled service and support to our customers. The Mercury platform will enable carriers to achieve greater subscriber satisfaction. The transfer of the entire 3ple-media team assures a seamless transition.”
“We are excited that NewNet has emerged to take the business we have built to its next stage through continued investment in the Mercury platform and aggressive marketing on a global basis.” said Costi Manda, Managing Director, CTO and co-founder of 3ple-Media. “NewNet’s industry presence and seasoned management team will enable the business to advance development plans and fully capitalize on the current demand for multimedia services.”
“The acquisition of 3ple-media is strategically important to the continued development of NewNet Communication Technologies” said Alex Soltani, Chairman and CEO of Skyview Capital. “We will continue to make needed investments to expand NewNet’s product portfolio and market reach, positioning NewNet for exceptional future growth.”
The effective date of the agreement was September 29th 2010. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
About NewNet Communication Technologies, LLC
Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, NewNet Communication Technologies LLC is a recognized leader in text messaging and network signaling solutions for wireless, IP, and wireline networks. NewNet’s robust, scalable telecom signaling platforms have enabled the rapid development and deployment of over four thousand carrier grade, revenue generating applications worldwide. NewNet, a pioneer in text messaging systems has deployed messaging platforms to mobile operators in over sixty countries. For nearly two decades, NewNet has been synonymous with signaling platform excellence and is a trusted name in SS7 signaling solutions. For more information, visit www.newnet.com.
About Skyview Capital, LLC
Skyview Capital, LLC, is a private investment firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, which specializes in the acquisition and management of “systems critical” businesses in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services, and niche manufacturing. By leveraging its operational capabilities and financial strength, Skyview systematically enhances the long-term value of the companies it acquires. For more information, visit www.skyviewcapital.com.
About 3ple-Media, BV
3ple-Media, a Multimedia R&D company, provides a revolutionary solution that enables mobile operators the ability to rapidly develop, deploy and analyze media rich applications to their subscribers. The high performance platform provides a new source of high revenue growth for mobile carriers. The end-to-end services ensure complete access to and delivery of all multimedia campaigns at optimal quality. 3ple-Media is headquartered in The Netherlands.