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Kaleyra acquires Hook Mobile

Kaleyra, a provider of global messaging services for banks, SME and large enterprise clients, is to acquire American cloud communications company Hook Mobile.

Hook Mobile is a mobile cloud messaging services provider with extensive experience, global connectivity, and an enterprise grade CPaaS platform supporting clients worldwide and with specific expertise in the North, Central and South American markets. As of today, it reaches over 50 countries, aiming for over 100 countries by 2019. 
Kaleyra offers communications services for some 8,000 enterprise customers reaching some 200 countries worldwide. Its clients include a broad range of SMEs and leading brands such as one of the tier one e-commerce firm, a tier one global CRM provider, a tier one OTT messaging provider, as well as a broad range of renowned banks and related financial institutions.
“This transaction is a step forward in our aspiration to go global. Hook Mobile is a very innovative company with expertise in Virtual Local Number services. With Hook Mobile’s offerings added to our portfolio, Kaleyra will now be active in the US and LATAM markets, which have very specific requirements and a strategic focus for Kaleyra Group,” says Dario Calogero, CEO at Kaleyra.
Terry Hsiao, Chairman at Hook Mobile, says: “We are very pleased to join such an impressive global player as Kaleyra. This acquisition enables us to vastly enhance our service capabilities in the areas of banking and a multitude of specific enterprise-based solutions while enabling us to speed up our roll out of virtual local number services worldwide.”
“We see Kaleyra as a top five messaging service provider globally,” says Soren Schafft, CEO at Hook Mobile.  “The combination of talent, technology, and reach is very exciting and we look forward to leveraging these to drive further growth and innovation throughout the Americas and across the globe.”

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