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Falcon Advises Metaport in its Sale to Calero

WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA – April 19, 2021: Falcon Capital Partners, LLC (“Falcon”), a leading middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the sale of MetaPort to Calero-MDSL (“Calero”), a portfolio Company of Riverside Partners.

MetaPort, the leading cloud-based telecom network mapping software solution, enables complete and total visualization of a network infrastructure. For enterprise organizations that are managing a sophisticated network spanning multiple global carriers, ensuring that they are only paying for what they need can be a difficult endeavor. MetaPort’s powerful tool streamlines this mapping process, can be setup in minutes and presents network locations, voice and data circuits, and true carrier spend information in real-time through direct carrier integrations. What has historically taken Technology Expense Management (TEM) companies 3-6 months to complete, MetaPort can accomplish in days and with fewer people. The software is recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking for its ability to provide innovative networking analytics and automation tools that will help Infrastructure and Operations leaders improve the agility of the enterprise networks critical to digital business.

Calero is a leading provider of Technology Expense Management solutions designed to provide clarity, control, compliance, and cost savings. With a deep commitment to innovation and customer service, Calero partners with enterprises to provide a unified expense management service that supports Telecom Expense Management, Managed Mobility Services, and SaaS Subscription Management. Calero has thousands of customers worldwide, including corporations, universities, financial institutions, and government agencies.

The acquisition of Metaport was highly strategic and filled a significant void for Calero. “The MetaPort technology addresses a pain point we continue to hear from enterprises,” explains Scott Gilbert, CEO of Calero. “As a result of this acquisition, our technology solution will now deliver CIO and CTO organizations a unique inventory visualization that provides a new level of visibility into their telecom estates. Mapping important cost and network details into a single pane of glass in near real time as networks evolve represents a true differentiator in our spaces. We are looking forward to working with Andres and his team to integrate this network mapping technology and deliver it to our global customers.”

Andres Aguirre, Founder of Metaport said, “I am excited to partner with a world class organization and work to disseminate the Metaport solution to its large base of customers.”

Falcon served as sole financial advisor to Metaport. Falcon’s Managing Director Mark Gaeto writes, “We congratulate Andres and Scott on this new partnership. Working with these super professionals made for a smooth transaction. Knowing the telecom and mobile expense and device management market well, Falcon strategically positioned Metaport as a new and critical part of the overall TEM/MEM solution set. Scott and his team instantly understood the technology synergies that a combination would immediately create. We believe these synergies will provide Calero unique advantages over its peers.”

On the company’s relationship with Falcon, Andres Aguirre commented, “Mark Gaeto and the Falcon team were an invaluable resource for me in navigating the M&A process. From start to finish, Mark and team were very attentive and knowledgeable and added significant value. They also have a strong knowledge of the TEMS sector. I would not hesitate to recommend Falcon to anyone seeking a trusted advisor to represent them in a process.”

The Falcon deal team was led by Managing Director Mark Gaeto and Vice President Don Wanner. For more information please contact Mark at mgaeto@falconllc.com, 610-989-8903 or Don at dwanner@falconllc.com, 610-989-8907.