Distributel Buys Primus from Fusion Connect

January 19th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Fusion Connect announced this morning the divestment of its Canadian subsidiary. The Canadian service provider Distributel has acquired Primus from Fusion Connect in an all cash deal.

Distributel will merge Primus into its own operations, significantly increasing its position within the Canadian telecommunications space, adding a cable footprint, a cloud-based business phone system, a portfolio of access services, and call screening technology. Meanwhile, Fusion Connect will be able to focus its attention more tightly on the company's core US operations.

The Primus business was bought out of BK by Birch back in 2016  in one of the last deals of Birch's multi-year rollup of dozens of CLEC assets before getting indigestion.  Primus wound up in Fusion's hands when Fusion acquired Birch's cloud and network assets less than a year later. Fusion itself later went through a Chapter 11 process only to emerge a about year ago under new management. Now the Primus business will make its way back into Canadian hands again.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Categories: CLEC · Managed Services · Mergers and Acquisitions

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