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Kinly announces the acquisition of AVMI
The Netherlands – Kinly, a leading global specialist in video collaboration services headquartered in Amsterdam, has announced the acquisition of AVMI, a leading global AV-integrator and managed services provider, headquartered in London.
The acquisition of AVMI strengthens Kinly’s position as Europe’s #1 player and firmly establishes Kinly as a global top three provider of video collaboration services. Together, Kinly and AVMI will offer a compelling proposition in the virtual collaboration space to customers globally. Kinly and AVMI operate in over 20 locations throughout Europe, USA and APAC, serving clients in over 125 countries with over 1,200 talented and passionate employees.
Robbert Bakker, CEO of Kinly comments: “We are very excited to announce that AVMI, a leading UK-based global AV integrator, will join and strengthen the Kinly team. The combination of our businesses will support our strategy to expand our international presence. Together, we offer our clients a truly global service and holistic portfolio of high quality and secure video collaboration solutions. Our businesses are highly complementary and we share a strong reputation with our clients as trusted adviser. AVMI brings an enviable track record in delivering complex enterprise projects globally and providing operational and service excellence. Kinly offers best in class video collaboration solutions and unparalleled product expertise in remote management, video cloud solutions and adoption services. This powerful combination will also bring new opportunities and career prospects for our people in an exciting environment. I very warmly welcome the AVMI team on board and I am convinced that our teams across the globe will jointly create even more value for our customers.”
Commenting on the announcement, Edward Cook, CEO of AVMI, remarks: “The combination of Kinly and AVMI has always looked like an excellent idea and I am delighted that it is now a reality. Both companies are market leaders in their own countries and I am confident that, together, we can truly compete on the global stage. Our industry has matured to the extent that our clients now demand global coverage and a breadth of skill sets that only a handful of companies can provide. I am certain that the newly expanded Kinly will have a very exciting and successful future.”
In today’s world the need for high quality and secure collaboration technologies and services is paramount, driven by the challenges and opportunities that remote working, globalisation, digitalisation of workflows and need for increased connectivity bring us. Kinly and AVMI are determined and excited to continue to innovate and support our clients with this important transformation.
The enlarged Kinly group will continue to be supported by Avedon Capital Partners, a leading mid-market growth investor based in The Netherlands and Germany. Since 2017, Avedon invested in Viju, Visions Connected, and MK2 to form the Kinly platform, a global leader in video collaboration. The acquisition of AVMI accelerates and builds upon the success of Kinly in an exciting and growing market.
3rd June 2020
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