WORLD: Netia has been acquired by a pair of media entrepreneurs, Anthony Savelli and Vincent Benveniste. Mr Savelli and Mr Benveniste bought the French media software solutions company’s shares from its previous sole shareholder, Globecast, which is part of the Orange group.
The sale was facilitated via Mr Savelli and Mr Benveniste’s consulting and servicing agency, Radio Act SAS. The new owners each possess more than 25 years of IT media experience and reportedly have strong track records of ‘successfully transforming technology businesses in synergy with customers, partners and staff’.
‘Having private owners committed to our roots in the south of France and to our core business, will give us the autonomy to focus on a more efficient operation,’ said Netia CEO Thierry Gandilhon. ‘Our teams have already started a dialogue with several customers and we are confident that they will benefit from this new setup, particularly from a user experience and lifecycle management standpoint.’
‘Netia has very talented people working with the best media professionals across the world,’ said Mr Benveniste. ‘We’re honoured to lead its development from here on as a customer focused, agile, creative and autonomous organisation.’