j2 Global Buys Another Nine Companies

Los Angeles-based j2 Global continues to have a ravenous appetite for acquiring companies, saying this morning that it has acquired nine companies in the first quarter of 2015. The company said it acquired RTE (Fax, France); SpamSoap (Security, USA); EmailDirect (Marketing, USA); SugarSync (Backup, USA); Dobson (Backup, USA); Omnis (Backup, Iceland); Opin (Backup, Iceland); iDrift (Backup, Norway); and BackupSystems (Backup, Denmark), all in the last quarter. Financial details of the various acquisitions were not announced. j2 said it also added offices in Paris, France, and San Mateo during the quarter. j2 Global has been gobbling up companies across the Internet services area, and now has dozens and dozens of companies oerign up everything from online backup and Internet fax to unified communications, CRM, marketing, and email services.