Sangoma Technologies Corporation’s $437 Million Acquisition Of StarBlue

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP advised StarBlue, Inc. on the deal. BCLP and Wildeboer Dellelce LLP advised Sangoma Technologies Corporation.

StarBlue, Inc. (dba Star2Star Communications, herein “Star2Star”), a leader in the cloud communications space, announced its $437 million sale to Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV: STC). The deal positions Sangoma in the upper echelon of the cloud services industry.

Star2Star, based in Sarasota, Florida, is a privately-held leading provider of full-spectrum, internally developed, cloud-native communications services delivered via a high availability, multi-tenant platform. Star2Star targets the highest value market segments in business communications, including mid-market and enterprise size customers, through solutions that enable digital transformation.

The Troutman Pepper team included Chris Miller (Picture) and Nick Stawasz.

The BCLP team was led by M&A and Corporate Finance Partner Eric Rauch, with support from Amit Parekh, Aaron Lang and Dylan Kornbluth (Corporate). Specialist advice was provided by Becky Nelson, Danielle Mangogna and Emilee Hargis (Antitrust); Ken Achenbach, Mike Royle and Aaron Lapniewski (Banking); Joe Robertson and Thea Hromadka (Commercial Real Estate); Sarah Bhagwandin and Patrick Becker (Employee Benefits); Anthony George and Danielle Pajda (Employment); Charles Zielinski (FCC/Regulatory); Melinda Foletta, Anthony Gaines and Brandi Miller (Corporate); Rob Endicott and Tyler Mark (Securities); Erika Labelle and Kwabena Yeboah (Tax); Amy de La Lama, Jason Haislmaier and Spencer Rubin (Data Protection, Technology & Commercial and IP); and Megan Barnhill and Jennifer Mammen (Trade and CFIUS).

The Wildeboer Dellelce team comprised of Charlie Malone, Ragu Anantharajah and Julian Lupo (corporate/securities and mergers and acquisitions).

Involved fees earner: Ken Achenbach – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; John Patrick Becker – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Sarah Bhagwandin – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Amy de La Lama – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Robert Endicott – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Melinda Foletta – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Anthony Gaines – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Megan Gajewski Barnhill – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Anthony George – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Jason Haislmaier – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Thea Hromadka – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Dylan Kornbluth – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Erika Labelle – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Aaron Lang – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Jennifer Mammen – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Danielle Mangogna – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Tyler Mark – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Rebecca Nelson – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Danielle Pajda – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Amit Parekh – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Eric Rauch – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Joseph Robertson – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Michael Royle – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Spencer Rubin – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Charles Zielinski – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Christopher Miller – Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP; Nicholas Stawasz – Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP; Ragu Anantharajah – Wildeboer Dellelce LLP; Charlie Malone – Wildeboer Dellelce LLP;

Law Firms: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP; Wildeboer Dellelce LLP;

Clients: Sangoma Technologies Corporation; Star2Star;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti