CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2016) - Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member firm, announced today that it advised ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. (ISI) on its sale of a controlling interest to Valent Capital Partners (Valent). ISI is a leading Unified Communications (UC) Management solutions provider, offering software and consulting services that solve business needs of companies (of all sizes and in all industries) that are seeking to measure, analyze, and optimize usage, content, expenses, and people. The transaction will provide the necessary capital and expertise for ISI to accelerate its development roadmap and fuel its future growth. As a result of the deal structure, ISI's name has been changed to "ISI Telemanagement Solutions, LLC." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"ISI is very pleased with this transaction and welcome Valent's investors and our new President and CEO, Asim Aleem, to the ISI family. Valent's intent to retain our senior management team and devoted staff, and leverage their knowledge and experience, will ensure that our clients continue to receive best-in-class solutions for the successful management of their communications infrastructure," said Mark Friedman, Chief Operating Officer and EVP Business Development of ISI. "Through Valent and ISI's combined talent and leadership, ISI will be able to accelerate the expansion of its client solutions portfolio and achieve faster revenue growth. While we are excited about the new opportunities that new ownership brings to ISI, we very much appreciate the valuable guidance of our past Board members that made this sale possible for our shareholders. A special thank you to my father and our outgoing CEO, Irwin Friedman, for creating the vision and the strategy to grow ISI into the top-notch organization we are today. We also want to thank the entire Dresner team for their dedicated and successful efforts in finding a suitor for ISI that will help us achieve our future goals and objectives."
"When we formed Valent Capital Partners, we assembled an accomplished group of executives and operators to invest in a single business with a strong management team and best-in-class product that we could put our resources behind to further its growth. I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to work with such a talented group of individuals to provide all of our clients and reseller partners an even greater level of products and services to more effectively meet their Unified Communications needs," said Asim Aleem, founder of Valent Capital Partners and incoming President and CEO of ISI. "The Valent team brings substantial software and technology experience, and I fully intend to leverage our resources to enhance ISI's capabilities so that we may remain at the forefront of providing UC Management solutions."
"ISI is well served by this transaction," said Michelle Moreno, CFA, Managing Director, Dresner Partners. "Valent Capital Partners will invest in ISI's continued growth, both organically and through partnerships and acquisitions, to serve the ever-increasing needs to deliver unified communications solutions."
Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners added, "The transaction marks the achievement of the strategic goals and objectives of the leadership of ISI, principally focused on ensuring that ISI's clients have continued access to meaningful solutions and services. Additionally, ISI's shareholders not only benefit from the monetization of their investments in the enterprise, but will also have an opportunity to share in ISI's growth through their retained minority interest in ISI."
Using a consultative approach, ISI helps its clients choose and implement Unified Communications management solutions that achieve their desired business outcomes through UC Reporting & Traffic Analytics, Collaboration Recording, Speech Analytics, Workforce Management, Telecom Audits, and Telecom Expense Management.
Founded in 1977, ISI exemplifies a 39-year commitment to providing superior products and services to distributors, resellers and direct clients. ISI's solutions are used by clients around the world and across various vertical markets, including healthcare, financial services, government, education, professional services and hospitality. More information on ISI can be found at www.isi-info.com.
Valent Capital Partners is a private investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, organized to actively manage and operate a growing business. Valent Capital Partners' goal is to leverage the collective strength, resources and capacity of its team of entrepreneurs, executives and investors who have decades of experience leading companies across a wide range of industries to support the growth and development of a single business. It focuses on value-creating partnerships among the employees, suppliers, clients, investors and community. More information on Valent Capital Partners can be found at www.valentcapitalpartners.com.
About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Irvine and Palo Alto, Calif. For nearly 25 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle market companies throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial restructuring & corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic consulting services. Dresner Partners is a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. An affiliated company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations. More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com or http://www.imap.com/city?city=Chicago. You can also follow Dresner Partners on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DresnerPartners.