Ziggo has completed the acquisition of Esprit Telecom. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) gave its approval for the takeover in April.
Ziggo’s previously announced takeover of Esprit Telecom will take effect from 1 May 2013. The company’s results will be consolidated into Ziggo’s on the same date. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) gave its approval for the takeover in April.
The acquisition enables Ziggo to further expand its services for the business market. Esprit Telecom is a leading provider of voice and data services for the SME market in the Netherlands, and has an active sales channel of dealers across the country. The acquisition includes Zoranet, an ICT service provider that focuses on the retail sector.
Ziggo is a Dutch provider of entertainment, information and communication through television, Internet and telephony
services. The company serves around 2.9 million households, with almost 1.8 million Internet customers, more than 2.2 million customers for digital television and 1.5 million telephony subscribers. Business-to-business customers use services such as data communication, telephony, television and Internet. The company owns a next-generation network capable of providing the bandwidth required for all future services currently foreseen. More information on Ziggo can be found on: www.ziggo.com
About Esprit Telecom
Esprit Telecom was founded in 1993, and provides voice and data services to the SME market in the Netherlands. The company has 5,000 clients and an extensive sales channel of 150 resellers and account managers. It is located in Almere, and has 75 employees. Zoranet became a part of Esprit Telecom in 2011. It is a business IT service provider that focuses on the retail sector, with sales driven through resellers and account managers. Located in Zwolle, the company has 23 employees.
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