With this acquisition, WISPER, French leader in remote management and virtualization of
workstations without server infrastructure, intends to strengthen its positioning as a key
player in the digital workplace solutions
As a result; a strong development driven by ceBoxOS® technology: high availability and total mobility, in a rapidly growing market driven by the obligation of teleworking in many sectors.
Paris / Lyon, November, 2020 – After its latest funding round of 12 M€ at the start of the year (including from
Normandie Participations), WISPER announces the acquisition of the company AVENCALL/XiVO, French leader in open source unified communication and contact center telephony solutions.
This transaction allows the three funds (Ambition Numérique managed by Bpifrance Investissements, Sigma
Gestion and InnovaFonds) to increase Wisper’s new active customer portfolio with more than 800 clients and
220,000 installed positions.
« I am delighted to associate the AVENCALL/XiVO teams, recognized for their innovation and quality of
service in the field of customer relations, telephony and unified communication in open source, with the
WISPER teams. The synergies created through the acquisition will enable Wisper to accelerate the
development of our two companies around mobility technology and other digital needs. Wisper will benefits
from a substantial client base which will help us to become a key player for CIOs in both the public and
private sector, in France and internationally. » declares Jean-Marc GONON, Chairman of WISPER.
« As organizations increasingly seek to achieve their digital transformation while maintaining security,
flexibility and their application base, this alliance will allow the two companies, and in particular AVENCALL,
to open up to larger markets, both in the public and private sectors. The endorsement of WISPER is the
culmination of the search for a new shareholder in connection with our businesses, carried out with our
shareholders » declares Philippe HEDDE, Chairman of AVENCALL
AVENCALL Board (Bpifrance Investissement, Sigma Gestion, InnovaFonds)
ALERION Law firm: Pierre-Olivier Brouard, Benoît Deramoudt
MBA and Associates Firm (Jean-Philippe Jacob, Kamelia Kerchi)
Wisper, a company based in Paris, Rouen, and Casablanca, has developed, using 100% French R&D, a
workstation virtualization solution without server infrastructure in SaaS mode. With more than 25,000
solutions installed at its customers (contact centers, retail, education, training centers), this centralized
management solution can now be adapted to any type of PC on the market.
The ceBoxOS® solution allows for example:
– each employee to benefit from a uniform working environment, within his company or at his home by
teleworking, while preserving all the safety and safeguard rules in force in the company.
– to protect the company against an operating loss in the event of a ransomware virus attack. Indeed, as soon
as the attack is carried out, a shutdown of the workstations then a restart makes it possible to resume work
with a « clean » version.
– to protect the environment. Interventions for updating PCs on sites are now eliminated since all new versions
or update patches are carried out in the administration console.
For more information, visit https://www.wisper.io/en/.
ceBoxOS® is a registered trademark or a trademark of Wisper in France or in other jurisdictions.