WebConverse achieved revenues of US$ 5.1 million in calendar year 2005. The estimated value of the transaction will be a maximum of $10.7 million inclusive of earns out payments. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed within the next three weeks.
“This acquisition places us in a select group of service providers having onshore & offshore support capabilities”, said Rekhi Singh, CEO of R Systems. He added, “This coupled with the domain expertise WebConverse has in the rapidly growing mobile applications market, strengthens our value proposition to the high technology sector. Also, given the growth potential of the existing WebConverse client base, we see a near term and long term strategic benefit for all our stakeholders. We welcome WebConverse customers and employees to the R Systems family.”
“The combination of R Systems’ software development expertise and WebConverse’s experience in supporting sophisticated enterprise applications will create a powerful end to end solution for our customers”, said Peter Newell, CEO of WebConverse. “Our multi-shore delivery model will enable us to seamlessly match our resources to our customers needs. We look forward to joining the R Systems team and bringing the benefits of the combined company to both our customers and our employees.”
About R Systems International Ltd
R Systems International Ltd (rsystems.com) founded in the year 1993, is one of the leading providers of outsourced product development and customer support services. We help companies accelerate the speed to market for their products and services with a high degree of time and cost predictability by using our proprietary pSuite execution framework. Clients can choose services specific to their needs from R Systems iPLM suite of services. We help companies build scalable, configurable and secure products and applications; and help our clients support their customers for products and services using our global delivery model. R Systems rapidly growing customer list includes a variety Fortune 1000, government and mid-sized organizations across a wide range of industry verticals including Banking and Finance, High Technology and Independent Software Vendors, Government, HealthCare, Manufacturing and Logistic Industries. R Systems maintains five centers for Software Excellence, and using our global delivery model we serve customers in the US, Europe, South America, the Far East, the Middle East and Africa.
About WebConverse, Inc.
WebConverse Inc., headquartered in San Mateo, CA, was founded in the year 2000 and specializes in delivering outsourced Technical Support for mobile applications, enterprise software, hardware, and hosted applications. WebConverse’s turnkey solutions include inbound and outbound telephone support, email response and real-time Web-chat. WebConverse delivers services out of facilities in San Mateo, Salt Lake City & India.
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