CEO and Founder of Fireminds, Michael Branco, stated, “Over the last three years Fireminds has developed strategic plans to grow internationally and looked for the right investment partner to help drive that growth. We are thrilled to become part of the ATN group of companies, and look forward to leveraging their strength and support to deliver even better technology solutions to our customers.”
Barry Fougere, ATN Executive Vice President of Business Operations commented, “ATN’s investment will help accelerate Fireminds’ strategy to be a fully integrated cloud solutions provider that is a single source for all IT needs and will complement our existing telecommunications portfolio with bolt on cloud and software development services. We look forward to working with Michael and his team to combine our resources to increase support for existing customers and fuel further growth in Bermuda and new jurisdictions.”
Fireminds expects to hire additional sales, operations and technology staff in Bermuda and Miami to support its expansion. Mr. Branco continued, “Our common vision of the future, commitment to customer satisfaction and culture of innovation provides a strong foundation for growth.”
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Fireminds was incorporated in 2001 as a software development practice building web portals and ecommerce solutions. In 2009 Fireminds pioneered cloud solutions in Bermuda and now has operations in Miami and Bermuda. Fireminds provides custom software development, Hosted PBX, MS Office 365, managed services, desktop as a service, cloud hosting, helpdesk support and operates datacenters in Bermuda, Canada and in Microsoft Azure Cloud. The Fireminds team has continued to be recognized for their excellence, by winning the Bermuda Government 2013 TechAward for International Innovation for its work in mobile app development and most recently Fireminds won Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for its software development work and cloud solutions in Bermuda. Furthermore, Fireminds has been named in the Top 10 employers in 2015 and 2017, plus IT Support Company of the Year in Bermuda for 2009 and 2015.
ATN International, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATNI), headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, provides telecommunications services to rural, niche and other under-served markets and geographies in the United States, Bermuda and the Caribbean and owns and operates solar power systems in various locations in the United States and India. Through our operating subsidiaries, we (i) provide both wireless and wireline connectivity to residential and business customers, including a range of mobile wireless solutions, high speed internet services, video services and local exchange services, (ii) provide distributed solar electric power to corporate and municipal customers and (iii) are the owner and operator of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic transport systems. For more information, please visit www.atni.com.