Akin Gump Assists Software.com Inc. in Acquisition of @Mobile.com, Inc.
(Dallas, Texas) - Software.com Inc., a leader in carrier-scale Internet infrastructure applications for service providers, recently announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire @Mobile.com, Inc. for $540 million in Software.com stock. @Mobile.com is a leading wireless Internet application service provider that develops, deploys, hosts and manages wireless applications and services for wireless carriers.
The acquisition enables Software.com to accomplish delivery of wireless unified messaging, thus enabling mobile service providers to tap the exploding wireless services market. Wireless service providers will be able to provide their customers with “access anywhere,” the ability to access voicemails, e-mails, pages and faxes from a single mailbox, regardless of location, time or device. The acquisition also will allow Software.com to deliver @mobile.com’s Instant Messaging service to providers.
Craig Shelburne, general counsel for Software.com, retained Akin Gump to assist in the transaction.
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