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Lingo, MicroCorp, Fresh Off Acquisitions, Form PartnershipLingo, MicroCorp, Fresh Off Acquisitions, Form Partnership

Both companies enjoyed an active 2020.

James Anderson

January 25, 2021

2 Min Read

Lingo Communications and MicroCorp, two companies that have recently engaged in M&A, formed a partnership.

Lingo, the IP-based voice and data provider, now distributes its offerings through MicroCorp, in addition to several other master agents. MicroCorp’s agents can sell Lingo’s portfolio, which includes SD-WAN and wireless managed services, and leverage the vendor’s back-office team.

Both companies hail from Georgia.

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Lingo’s Chris Ramsey

“We are excited about Lingo’s amazing growth this past year and are very thrilled to partner with MicroCorp as a provider in their portfolio,” said Chris Ramsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Lingo Communications. “They bring a large ecosystem of business solutions and experts and we look forward to mutual growth.”

Lingo has significantly grown its channel in recent years. It signed Americomm, the Tennessee-based national master agent, last spring. Lingo announced on Monday that partners increased their new sales revenue by 335% in 2020. The company also upped its number of agent partners by more than 300%.

M&A Mania

MicroCorp and Lingo have both recently participated in industry consolidation.

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Lingo Management last November bought Lingo of Kentucky and Tempo Telecom. The company also announced a recapitalization under B. Riley Financial to restructure and refinance approximately $64 million in debt.

Meanwhile, B2B marketplace provider AppSmart announced the purchase of MicroCorp, adding it to a group of acquired master agents.

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MicroCorp’s Christopher Shubert

“MicroCorp always has its eyes on the future of solution sales,” said Christopher Shubert, MicroCorp’s senior vice president of sales. “Lingo’s communications solutions are a fine addition to our solution set. We are thrilled to offer our partners and their customers the incredible business value they bring to the table.”

MicroCorp earlier this month launched a new cloud division. MicroCorp Cloud focuses on data center, security, IoT/AI and professional services.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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