|[April 02, 2012]
Interactive Intelligence Acquires Netherlands Reseller, Brightware
INDIANAPOLIS & CULEMBORG, Netherlands --(Business Wire)--
Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert) Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of
unified IP business communications solutions, has signed a stock
purchase agreement to acquire its Netherlands-based reseller, Brightware
Under the terms of the agreement, effective April 1, 2012, Brightware is
now owned by Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. The new entity will now
operate as ININ Netherlands B.V.
As part of the all-cash transaction, Brightware's 14 employees will join
Interactive's current sales, marketing and support teams. Interactive
Intelligence will now have 22 total employees based in the Netherlands
to serve the Benelux region.
The ININ Netherlands staff will continue supporting Brightware's
customers located throughout Benelux, including regional brand-name
companies such as Klant Contact Services, SNT and Unirobe Meeùs Group.
"This acquisition marks the continuation of our strategy for growing
existing operations in key international markets," said Interactive
Intelligence founder and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown. "Since we first set
up operations in the Netherlands more than 12 years ago, our products
have been met with broad acceptance throughout the region. Brightware's
staff of skilled deployment and integration specialists, along with its
experienced support team will be integral to our success there. Our
expanded footprit in Benelux will also help us build momentum for our
cloud-based communications-as-a-service offering."
Brightware was founded in 2008 as a privately-held company and became an
exclusive Interactive Intelligence reseller in 2009, offering sales,
deployment and integration services focused on the contact center market.
The Brightware office in Culemborg, Netherlands will continue
operations, along with the existing Interactive Intelligence Netherlands
office in Amsterdam.
ININ Netherlands will continue distributing its solutions through
existing and new Benelux-area channel partners, as well as through its
direct sales team.
For more information about the acquisition, visit www.inin.com/Pages/Brightware.aspx.
About Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider
of contact center automation, unified communications, and business
process automation software and services. The company's unified IP
business communications solutions, which can be deployed on-premise or
via the cloud, are ideal for industries such as financial services,
insurance, outsourcers, collections, and utilities. Interactive
Intelligence was founded in 1994 and has more than 4,500 customers
worldwide. The company is among Forbes Magazine's 2011 Best Small
Companies in America and Software Magazine's 2011 Top 500 Global
Software and Service Providers. It employs more than 1,000 people and is
headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company has offices
throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Asia Pacific. Interactive Intelligence can be reached at +1 317.872.3000
or firstname.lastname@example.org; on the Net: www.inin.com.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially are described in the company's SEC (News - Alert) filings.
Interactive Intelligence is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE
INTELLIGENCE, its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other
trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their
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