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We’ve been acquired by Miles 33

We’re delighted to announce that Wave2 Media Solutions has been acquired by Miles 33, the largest British supplier of publishing systems with over 300 installations in the United Kingdom alone.

Indeed, six of the UK’s top ten regional press publishers are Miles 33 customers, including Trinity Mirror, Newsquest Media Group, Johnston Press, Northcliffe Newspapers Group, Guardian Media Group and Iliffe News and Media.

Globally, Miles 33’s install base increases to more than 800 installations. The company has a strong international presence with offices in Norwalk, Connecticut; Sacramento, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Milan, Italy; and Mt. Eliza, Australia.

Wave2 Media’s Managing Director and founder, Chris Hodges, will remain with the company to assist with strategy and product integration.

Quoted in Miles 33′s press release, Chris says, “we are extremely excited with this deal as we become part of a larger company with a true global footprint. Miles 33 has an excellent reputation of nurturing the companies they acquire, adding security, stability and resource to fuel growth and innovation, qualities that all our existing customers and resellers will benefit from.”

Michael Moore, CEO of Miles 33, says “Wave 2 and Miles 33 already have many customers in common and we have even integrated the Wave 2 Publishing Platform into some of our solutions that offer self-service and automation features. With the on-going changes in the global publishing markets, the boundaries between corporate publishing, newspaper, mobile and web publishing are blurring. Already our multi-channel solutions power radio stations, TV stations, book publishers, corporate publishers as well as newspaper and magazine publishers, making the Wave 2 acquisition a perfect fit that will let us accelerate our growth into vertical market segments.”

Mike continues “The corporate, news and advertising publishing industries continue to look for new ways to reduce their costs, while increasing their productivity and we already offer amazing automated workflow and self-service solutions that provide this. Now, together with Wave 2, we can expand our offerings even further.”

We’re delighted to be acquired by Miles 33. It represents a pivotal step forward for Wave2 Media and the future holds tremendous promise, both for Wave2′s employees and our clients.