Birch Communications, an IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, has completed the acquisition the assets of DayStar Communications.
This transaction marks the 16th acquisition Birch has completed since 2006.
DayStar was a facilities-based telecommunications service provider that served customers throughout several major markets in southwest Florida and other areas of the southeastern United States.
"Today is yet another significant step forward as we advance our multi-year 'tuck-in' acquisition strategy designed to build customer density throughout our 38-state footprint," said Vincent M. Oddo, president and CEO, Birch, in a statement.
Oddo said that through this acquisition, Birch continues its recent expansion into southwest Florida.
“DayStar's Metaswitch-based facilities network, and many thousands of business customers, fit very well into our growing facilities-based enterprise," said Oddo.
"We are proud to welcome the former Daystar customers into the Birch family, and look forward to introducing them to our award-winning customer service," said Chris Aversano, chief operating officer, Birch.
"We are also excited to introduce the former DayStar customers to our expanded portfolio of leading-edge IP-based services. In the months and years to come, we plan to continue the expansion of our service footprint, and the scope of the products and services we offer to stay ahead of the needs of our business customers," said Aversano.
Edward James, Birch chief financial officer, said that as a result of this asset acquisition, Birch added several jobs in those southwest Florida markets, as well as in the company’s customer operations center in Macon, Georgia.
"True to our model, our integration activities are substantially complete and full integration will be completed within the next 90 days," said James.
Back in April, Birch Communications announced that it has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of AstroTel, Inc. These assets include the IP-based network spanning the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton markets on Florida’s west coast.
Edited by Brooke Neuman