|[January 27, 2014]
Keynote Acquires Meucci Solutions NV
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the global leader in mobile
and website cloud testing & monitoring, has acquired Meucci
Solutions NV, the global leader in mobile fraud detection and
end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring. Meucci will become a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Keynote reporting into Keynote
SIGOS. It will continue to provide uninterrupted support to
customers from Gent, Belgium.
"The acquisition brings together two market leaders - Meucci in mobile
fraud detection and end-to-end Quality of Service monitoring and Keynote
SIGOS in automated end-to-end active testing of telco networks,
providers and services - to establish Keynote as the world's leading
provider of fraud detection and end-to-end testing and monitoring
solutions for mobile communication companies," said Jennifer Tejada,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Keynote.
SIM box fraud, or the interception of international calls and theft of
interconnection fees, is a growing problem for the telecommunications
and wireless industry within emerging markets, costing network operators
and governments globally an estimated $2.9 billion every year. SIM boxes
also cause service quality deterioration, damage company brands and
increase the risk of customer churn.
Meucci is the clear market leader for mobile fraud solutions, offering
the most advanced SIM box detection technology and experiences, the
broadest coverage of routes, fast integrated reporting and best-in-class
customer service. With a highly complementary product portfolio, large
customer base and a robust platform capable of hosting other services
such as roaming QoS and revenue assurance, Meucci provides Keynote with
a highly scalable platform for future growth.
Meucci brings to Keynote a world-class service delivery team consisting
of 47 people, worldwide coverage of carrier routes and VoIP
subscriptions and an extensive calling card platform. With more than 100
customers across 80 countries, Meucci has extensive experience testing
interconnect and roaming quality of customer networks, as well as
detecting bypass fraud and implementing roaming agreements.
"Through the combination of Meucci's solutions with the Keynote SIGOS
product portfolio and a highly sophisticated, scaled technology
platform, we will be able to provide our customers withadditional high
value services and solutions that enable significant and quick returns
on their investment by reducing the financial impact of fraud," said
"Joining forces with Keynote is a logical next step for Meucci
Solutions, providing us with the size and strength to continue to
innovate in the areas of mobile fraud detection and measuring Quality of
Service," said Peter Brotherton, Chief Executive Officer of Meucci
Solutions. "The acquisition by Keynote is great validation of the
company we have built over the past 10 years, from the quality of our
solutions to the extensiveness of our network platform and expertise of
The acquisition of Meucci Solutions (News - Alert) is the first by Keynote since
becoming privately owned five months ago by Thoma
Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm.
is the global leader in cloud-based testing, monitoring and analytics
for mobile and web, optimizing the value of every digital interaction,
enhancing user experience and driving business value through online
performance. The company runs the world's
largest cloud testing, monitoring and analytics network in the world
and collects over 700 million mobile and website performance
measurements daily. In 2012 Keynote was recognized by Forbes Magazine
as "One of the Best 100 Companies in America." Keynote is a Thoma
Bravo portfolio company and offers four market-leading product
Perspective®, long-time established leader in on-demand
performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites including
online portals, e-commerce and B2B sites.
DeviceAnywhere®, the industry's leading cloud-based software
platform for automated QA testing and monitoring of mobile apps and
websites on real smartphones and tablets.
SIGOS®, the global leader in automated end-to-end active
testing of telecommunications networks and services in over 130
countries worldwide. The Keynote SIGOS SITE and Global Roamer products
are used by over 350 network operators, content providers, carriers
and regulators in over 130 countries worldwide.
Solutions, the global leader in mobile fraud detection
services and end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring.
Keynote customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and
include AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia (News - Alert), Google, Microsoft, Sony
Mobile Communications AB, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc.
is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/
or by phone in the U.S. at 1-855-KEYNOTE (1-855-539-6683).
Copyright © 2014 Keynote Systems (News - Alert), Inc. Keynote and SIGOS are trademarks
of Keynote Systems, Inc. registered in the US and/or other countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Thoma Bravo, LLC
Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+
year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced
management teams and growing companies. The firm applies its own
industry consolidation investment strategy and process, which seeks to
create value by partnering with a company's management to improve
business operations and make strategic acquisitions that will accelerate
growth. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, with a
particular focus on application and infrastructure software and
financial and business services. The firm currently manages a series of
private equity funds representing more than $4 billion of equity
commitments. For more information, visit www.thomabravo.com.
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