Codero Hosting, a provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, has announced that BLM Acquisition Corp., a consortium of 32 regional telecom and broadband providers, has completed the acquisition of all of the company’s outstanding equity from majority owner Catalyst Investors and other shareholders.
The acquisition includes a significant investment by BLM to fuel Codero Hosting’s next phase of growth, which will include development and launch of new products and services that leverage the company’s existing data center facilities, expansion of the company’s sales channel, and growth of the its footprint across the U.S. and the world.
“We are excited about the next phase of growth for Codero and our partnership with some of the country’s leading telecommunications providers,” said Emil Sayegh. “This transaction is unique in the hosting space, as it’s not just about equity and capital, but also channel partnerships, technology innovations and transit enablement – the supply chain of IoT. We look forward to extending our reach to new markets and customers with the help of our new investors.”
The partnership between Codero and BLM would be strategic on several levels:
- Codero adds 32 new premier partners, significantly expanding the sales channel through which the company’s hosting products and services are distributed.
- Codero gains a network of strategic investors with “boots on the ground” knowledge of the communications and technology needs of customers.
- Through a network of “edge” data centers located at the facilities of its investors, Codero customers will have enhanced connectivity options and Codero Hosting will gain access to the significant network assets of the investors, all facilitating the delivery of latency sensitive applications.
In a joint statement, Bill King, Leo Staurulakis and Manny Staurulakis, founding shareholders of BLM, outlined the drive and vision behind the Codero acquisition: “Over the years, independent telecommunications providers have taken leadership roles in the communities they serve, building robust, high-speed, technically advanced networks. These providers are increasingly asked to provide the cutting-edge IT services and solutions that their customers now demand.”
“The Codero acquisition is an excellent fit with the natural evolution of the independent communications provider service platform and will provide the BLM investors and their customers with critical capabilities to address these rapidly changing needs. The Codero transaction is about marrying the impressive technical and product development capabilities of Codero with the collective resources and established market presence of these telecom investors, creating a scalable vehicle for the development and delivery of cutting-edge hosting and IT products and services.”