Investment Date
September 2008
Vertical
Telecommunications
Fund
GCP I / II
Investment Status
Prior
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Unify

One of the world’s largest communications software and services firms

Highlights

  • Provides unified communications and collaboration solutions for enterprise customers
  • 10,000 employees operating in 110 countries
  • #2 IP-PBX global market share (#1 in Europe) according to Dell’Oro Enterprise Telephony Quarterly Summary 1Q 2013
  • “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Unified Communications and Corporate Telephony
  • Over 1 million customers in virtually every industry sector
  • Since 2008, a joint venture between The Gores Group and Siemens AG
  • Headquartered in Munich, Germany
  • Joint Venture with Siemens Enterprise Communications

Initiatives

  • Successfully integrated Gores’ investments, Enterasys and SER, to capture growth and cost synergies
  • Implemented cost saving measures resulting in savings of over €650 million since acquisition
  • Enhanced sales and distribution strategy
  • Improved service delivery capability and efficiency
  • Rebranded to Unify and sold Enterasys in October 2013