Acquisition will support continued growth of the company
Kirkland, Wash., September 5, 2006 – Who`s Calling, Inc., the leading provider of cross-channel marketing analytics, has agreed to be acquired by an investment vehicle managed by Vista Equity Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over $1 billion dollars in committed equity capital. The acquisition, expected to close in mid-September, will enable the company to continue to aggressively grow its client portfolio, develop new technologies, expand into new markets, and further enhance its service for existing clients. Who’s Calling serves more than 7,000 clients in industries including automotive, financial services, media, travel and others.
“This acquisition is a natural next step for a growth company such as Who’s Calling,” said Stuart DePina, chief executive officer of Who’s Calling. “Our technology and services are in greater demand every day, and this acquisition ensures that we can continue to serve our customers and maintain our market leadership in helping companies to maximize the performance of their advertising investments.”
Next month’s acquisition follows an eight-year growth trajectory for Who’s Calling, positioning the company as the leading provider in the evolving cross-channel marketing analytics category. Who’s Calling’s over 300 employees span across North America and into Europe.
Who’s Calling is the only service provider that can track advertising performance and identify every lead generated across multiple channels, from an initial online search engine key word, to a customer phone call, to a closed transaction. Who’s Calling’s marketing analytics provides marketers with a comprehensive performance overview of every aspect of their program from Yellow Pages, to online and print ads, to inbound and outbound phone calls. Clients in over 50 industries are receiving a higher return on their advertising investments using Who’s Calling’s technology and services.
About Who’s Calling
Founded in 1998, Who’s Calling, Inc., is privately held and based in Kirkland, Washington. Who’s Calling is a leading provider of cross-channel marketing analytics technology and lead identification services. Who’s Calling pairs patented telephony measurement and monitoring technology, unique interactive conversion technology, marketing fulfillment services and unsurpassed customer service.
For more information about Who’s Calling, please visit www.whoscalling.com or 1-866-281-1000.