Viju and VisionsConnected join forces

Viju and VisionsConnected join forces
Visual communications company Viju will join forces with collaboration specialist VisionsConnected after both companies were acquired by Avedon Capital Partners.

The combined company will have a reach spanning more than 120 countries with offices in EMEA, USA and APAC and will be headquartered in Amsterdam. A new brand will be launched in early 2018. 
Odd Sverre Østlie, previously CEO of Viju, will be appointed as CEO and tasked with spearheading an ambitious growth strategy fuelled organically and with add-ons.  

Raymond Alves, the founder and CEO of VisionsConnected, will be appointed as CSO (Chief 
Solutions Officer), and will head up the company’s solutions and services development. 
Sverre Østlie said: “We believe this is a perfect opportunity to join forces with VisionsConnected and create a leading global visual collaboration specialist. 

“For the end user to be effective, they need a trusted partner to bring the world of different technologies together.  We can  now  provide  our  customers  with  a seamless  ecosystem  of  personal  and  shared  Video  and  AV  technologies  as-a-Service, covering  every  need  from  one-to-one  and  group  collaboration,  to  internal  all-hands  and external events.”  

Alves added: “Employees must be able to really enjoy and master the experience of working collaboratively, and organizations must be able to realize and measure real improvement from their investment in audiovisual and collaboration technologies.” 

“I look forward to further developing our solutions and services, and continue to drive innovation by enabling effective collaboration between people and organizations.” 
Emily Jeffries-Boezeman, investment manager at Avedon Capital Partners, said: “We have been following this market and recognised the opportunity to create a globally leading specialist in this dynamic, but still fragmented market. The market grows  considerably  driven  by  the  increased  need  for  high  end  video  and  collaboration technologies and services, delivered globally in a service model. With their outstanding people, talented  leaders  and  shared  culture  striving  for  the  best  customer  experience,  Viju  and VisionsConnected together, form the ideal foundation for our entrance into this industry. We look forward to support the growth of the platform and making this investment a joint success”  

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