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LINK Mobility Acquires Message Broadcast

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Oslo, Norway – LINK Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Message Broadcast, LLC, a leading provider of mission critical customer engagement solutions to blue chip enterprise customers in the U.S. The acquisition will advance LINK’s position in the U.S. and significantly contribute to the organic growth and profitability of the group.

Message Broadcast is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and is 100% privately owned today. The company offers its proprietary CPaaS platform EONS (Emergency Outage Notification System) as well as API driven communication for email, A2P SMS and voice communication. Message Broadcast operates within large US industry verticals like utilities, health care and financial institutions, all with mission critical communication needs. The founder led management team has more than 25 years of industry experience.  The company’s deep customer relationships have driven historical net revenue retention rates of over 150%.

“We are very pleased to expand further in the U.S. with Message Broadcast. Together with Soprano, LINK has now quickly gained a solid foothold in the U.S. with a broad product offering and a large customer portfolio. The new U.S. position will accelerate LINK’s organic growth and provide a platform for

further acquisitions in a fast-growing and fragmented market”, says Guillaume Van Gaver, CEO of LINK.

“Our acquisition by LINK will enrich our product offering and further strengthen our strong relationships with U.S. blue chip companies. We are highly motivated to continue expanding Message Broadcast’s position as part of the global LINK organization”, says Bill Joiner, CEO of Message Broadcast.

The transaction values Message Broadcast at an enterprise value of USD 260 million, implying a forecasted 2021 EV/EBITDA multiple of 10.8x. The transaction is subject to certain customary conditions to closing. No US regulatory approvals are expected to be required and the transaction is expected to close later this month.

Vaquero Capital acted as financial advisor to Message Broadcast.

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