LONDON, 27th March 2017 - IMImobile, a cloud communications software and solutions provider, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Infracast Limited ("Infracast"), a leading provider of multichannel messaging applications and middleware to the UK banking and telecom industry. Infracast is a leading technology partner to Telefonica, and through that partnership, IMImobile will now serve four of the top five tier one retail banking groups in the UK.
As enterprises seek to improve customer experience with increased use of digital and mobile messaging channels, the secure and cost effective management and delivery of these services is becoming increasingly important. Infracast’s customer and product portfolio is complementary to existing IMImobile products and solutions, providing both businesses with significant cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
IMImobile plans to integrate Infracast’s technology into its banking solution portfolio, which includes secure messaging, compliance and regulatory messaging, fraud and identity management. These can be applied over multiple channels from SMS and IVR to IP and social messaging channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Push Notifications.
The acquisition strengthens IMImobile’s position as a market leading provider of mobile and digital customer interaction software and solutions to banks and mobile operators in the UK and internationally.
Jay Patel, Chief Executive Officer of IMImobile commented: "The acquisition of Infracast helps us strengthen our capabilities and opportunities in the financial services sector, a sector which is profoundly impacted by the shift of consumer behaviour towards digital and mobile technologies. We expect to rapidly integrate the acquisition over the next six months and take advantage of the close synergies in terms of technology, partnerships, client base and the experienced senior management team.”
Matt Hooper, SVP Global Marketing / Alex Klose, Head of Marketing
c/o Redleaf Communications
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Charlie Geller / Sam Modlin - +44 (0) 20 7382 4769 - IMImobile@redleafpr.com
About IMImobile PLC
IMImobile is a cloud communications software and solutions provider that enables companies to use mobile and digital technologies to communicate and engage with their customers.
Organisations that trust us to deliver smarter digital customer engagement solutions include Vodafone, Telefonica, Aircel, Airtel, EE, BSNL, AT&T, MTN, France Telecom, Centrica, Universal Music, Tata, the AA, the BBC and major financial institutions.
IMImobile is headquartered in London with offices in Hyderabad, Atlanta, Dubai and Johannesburg and has over 900 employees worldwide. IMImobile is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market with the TIDM code IMO.