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Sentio advises Arkadin International SAS on the acquisition of Applicable Ltd

Arkadin  NTT Communications

Sentio has advised Arkadin International SAS, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration services, on the acquisition of Applicable Limited, a leading provider of Cloud UC and enterprise voice services with offices in Bristol, Brisbane and Houston.

Applicable’s 12-year track record of success in building, implementing and managing cloud-based Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business for large enterprises will enable Arkadin to expand its global reach and bring the value of UC services to large and global companies.  Applicable’s expert team already hosts more than 330,000 UC users through its certified global private cloud platform.

 “The acquisition of Applicable is an important milestone for Arkadin to enable all businesses, from SMBs to the largest enterprises, to harness the full power of Unified Communications for greater workplace productivity,” said Olivier de Puymorin, Chairman and CEO of Arkadin International.  “Our highly complementary portfolios and service strategies, coupled with shared cultural values and an aggressive vision for growth, present a huge opportunity for our global customers and partners to have the benefits of a private and fully managed cloud-based UC solution.”

Arkadin was advised by Rory Wade, Andy Miller and Dave Irwin of Sentio Partners. Financial due diligence was provided by Deloitte’s Paris office and legal advice by Travers Smith’s Paris office.