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Gamma Acquires Microsoft Unified Communications Provider, Exactive

Duncan MacRae

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The acquisition builds on an existing partnership to bring customers a complete range of services for Microsoft Teams.

Gamma Communications, a technology-based provider of communications services to business markets in the UK and the Netherlands, has acquired Exactive Holdings.

Exactive is a Unified Communications specialist and is one of a small number of Microsoft Teams Voice Partners operating in the UK, with clients across both public and enterprise sectors.

The acquisition builds on an existing partnership to bring customers a complete range of services for Microsoft Teams. Following the acquisition of Telsis in November 2019, Gamma, which has an office in Glasgow, believes this is another key stage in its strategy to become the leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (“UCaaS”) in Europe.

Gamma management have known the Exactive team for a number of years and have worked on joint projects such as London Stock Exchange Group and the Guinness Partnership. Similar to Gamma, Exactive has expertise in UCaaS and has developed a multi-tenant Microsoft Teams PSTN routing platform, Cloud UCX.

Gamma is already able to integrate its SIP Trunking service with Microsoft Teams, enabling customers to use the public telephone network direct from Teams. Gamma’s direct routing capability offers seamless integration without the need for additional on-premise equipment, licensing, or a site visit. By acquiring Exactive, Gamma will also enhance its offering in the Microsoft ecosystem to help businesses quickly migrate to Teams.

Andrew Taylor, chief executive of Gamma, said: “We’re really pleased to announce the acquisition of Exactive and to welcome Scott and his entire team to the Gamma family. I am delighted to build on our track record of working with Exactive to bring customers a complete range of services for Microsoft Teams.

“UCaaS is an ever evolving and rapidly growing market that we plan to be at the heart of, across all customer environments. Exactive helps us address a part of the market that is already embedded in a Microsoft ecosystem and this will be an essential part of our UCaaS strategy in the years ahead. We have known the Exactive team for many years and see the business as a very good fit.

“We are really looking forward to working alongside the Exactive team as we continue to grow Gamma, leveraging our experience and resources, to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”

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Scott Millar, chief executive of Exactive, commented: “Gamma is the right home for Exactive. As a Microsoft Teams specialist, we are excited about becoming a member of the Gamma family and see this is a key milestone in the continued disruption and convergence in our marketplace as Microsoft continues to become a significant player in the voice and collaboration market.”

Duncan MacRae

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