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West Acquires SchoolMessenger

West Corp. is acquiring SchoolMessenger, legally named Reliance Holding, a provider of notification and communication tools for the K-12 market.

"We know that domain expertise, platform performance and customer service are the three critical requirements for delivering a world-class messaging and notifications service," said Todd Strubbe, president of West's Unified Communications operating segment, in a prepared statement. "SchoolMessenger has demonstrated outstanding capability on all three dimensions. We look forward to sustaining this excellence and helping drive even greater innovation."

Founded in 1999, SchoolManager had revenue of about 27 million last year.

"A focus on serving our customers has shaped the SchoolMessenger culture since day one. We are pleased to be joining such a widely respected communications industry leader that shares our commitment to customers," said Ron Davies, executive chairman of SchoolMessenger, in a prepared statement. "As part of West, we will have access to additional resources and expertise that will further fuel our growth and reputation as the recognized communications leader in K-12."

The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of this year, according to a West news release.

More information about West is available at west.com. Go to schoolmessenger.com to learn more about SchoolMesenger.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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