Tampa, Florida, May 3, 2007
Audio Messaging Solutions LLC and SJ Partners have completed the acquisition of Focuspoint Inc., a telephone messaging on hold provider.
AMS, based in Oldsmar, has also closed on a $6 million senior credit facility from global merchant capital provider and alternative investment firm DB Zwirn & Co. to finance the acquisition.
AMS is among the larger telephone messaging on hold providers in the nation, serving nearly 20,000 client locations throughout North America and the Caribbean, a release said. This will be AMS’ seventh and largest transaction to date. Most recently, AMS completed the acquisition of the assets of Holdplus International, a Puerto Rico based on-hold company specializing in the hospitality industry.
Founded in 1986, AMS is a provider of messaging on hold services. AMS has a diversified base of over 12,000 accounts with many major national clients such as Merrill Lynch, The United States Postal Service, Coldwell Banker, and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., it said. AMS is also the exclusive on-hold messaging provider for Avaya, the nation’s largest manufacturer of phone systems. In addition to the writing, production, and delivery of telephone on hold messaging, AMS also distributes messaging on hold equipment.
Focuspoint, headquartered in Manassas, Va., was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of Falcon Communications Solutions Inc. a full-service telecommunications management firm serving the Greater-Washington, D.C. area.
Initially founded twenty years ago, AMS is a premier provider of messaging on hold services. The Company writes, records, and delivers telephone on hold messaging. AMS has a diversified base of nearly 20,000 account locations with many major national clients such as Merrill Lynch, The United States Post Office, Coldwell Banker, and Goodyear Tire. AMS also distributes messaging on hold equipment. AMS is the exclusive on-hold messaging provider for Avaya, the nation’s largest manufacturer of phone systems. AMS has been the most acquisitive company in the messaging on hold industry over the past five years, having completed seven add on acquisitions. More information about AMS is available on their website: www.amsonhold.com.
About SJ Partners, LLC
SJ Partners (SJP) acquires and advises middle market businesses. SJ Partners invests in consumer and services companies with $1-10 million in cash flow. Industries of particular interest include business services and consumer products. SJP also provides select investment banking services.
SJP’s resources provide a deep base of operating and research knowledge. SJP’s founder and CEO Scott Johnson was trained as an equity analyst and was a member of a #2 rated Institutional Investor rated equity research team at Merrill Lynch. The firm also benefits from its affiliated relationship with the NPD Group, one of the nation’s largest private consumer market research companies. Lastly, SJP works with a set of operating partners who each have over 20 years of experience in the distribution, consumer and services industries.
Headquartered in Manassas, VA, Focuspoint was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of Falcon Communications Solutions, Inc. and offers state-of-the-art digital equipment, installation and completely customized productions, professionally written and recorded all done remotely for clients across the United States. With the latest technology and in-house talent, Focuspoint is able to offer superior service to both local and national companies. Focuspoint is recommended by 19 associations in the automobile and banking industries, as well as many Chambers of Commerce.
For more information, please contact:
Aaron Kleinhandler, CEO, Audio Messaging Solutions,
Scott Johnson, CEO, SJ Partners, LLC,