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Rick Calder, GTT

GTT acquires Custom Connect


GTT Communications has acquired Custom Connect, an Amsterdam-headquartered provider of high-speed network connectivity serving multinational enterprises and financial trading firms.

“The acquisition of Custom Connect extends GTT’s network and strengthens our service offerings in high growth financial markets,” says Rick Calder (pictured), GTT president and CEO. “These enhanced capabilities reinforce GTT’s market leadership in cloud networking and our commitment to connecting people – across organisations and around the world.”
 
“Custom Connect and GTT are highly complementary businesses and the combination provides strategic advantages to our clients as well as our organisations,” says Olav van Doorn, Custom Connect CEO. “GTT gains strategic network assets and marquis clients. Custom Connect’s business expands its reach significantly. We look forward to a seamless integration in the upcoming months.”
 
Oppenheimer served as the exclusive financial advisor to Custom Connect. Mamadoo Ventures participated in the transaction as principal outside investor in Custom Connect. 

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