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About William Blair & Company

William Blair & Companyis a Chicago-based investment firm offering investment banking, asset management and institutional and private brokerage to clients.

William Blair & Company Headquarter Location

222 West Adams Street

Chicago, Illinois, 60606,

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312-236-1600

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Sangoma Announces Initial Public Offering In The United States

Nov 15, 2021

Sangoma Announces Initial Public Offering In The United States MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sangoma Technologies Corporation ( "Sangoma" or the "Company") (TSX: STC), a trusted leader in delivering cloud-based Communications-as-a-Service solutions, today announced the launch of a marketed... Author: MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sangoma Technologies Corporation ( "Sangoma" or the "Company") (TSX: STC), a trusted leader in delivering cloud-based Communications-as-a-Service solutions, today announced the launch of a marketed public offering of Sangoma's Common Shares ("Common Shares") in the United States and Canada, representing Sangoma's initial public offering in the United States. In connection with the initial public offering of the Common Shares in the United States, Sangoma has filed an application to list the Common Shares on Nasdaq Global Select Market ("Nasdaq") under the symbol "SANG". Trading of the Common Shares is expected to commence on Nasdaq following pricing of the offering. The Common Shares will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") under the symbol "STC". A total of 5,500,000 Common Shares will be offered for sale by the Company in the offering, which will be conducted through a syndicate of underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, BMO Capital Markets, William Blair & Company, and Canaccord Genuity, as joint book-running managers, with Needham & Company as Lead Manager, and Cormark Securities and Northland Capital Markets as co-managers. The offering will be priced in the context of the market with terms, including price per share, to be determined at the time of entering into an underwriting agreement with the underwriters. The Company will grant the underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the date of the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 825,000 Common Shares. The Company currently expects that the net proceeds of the offering will be used for future acquisitions, working capital and other general corporate purposes. The offering is subject to entering into a satisfactory underwriting agreement with the underwriters, which will include customary closing conditions, including with respect to the listing of the Common Shares on Nasdaq and the TSX. In connection with the offering, Sangoma filed a preliminary prospectus supplement to its base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, other than Québec. The preliminary prospectus supplement and a base shelf prospectus have also been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a registration statement on Form F-10. The public offering will be made in Canada only by means of the base shelf prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement and in the United States only by means of the registration statement, including the base shelf prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement. Such documents contain important information about the offering. Copies of the base shelf prospectus and the preliminary prospectus supplement can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com  and a copy of the registration statement, base shelf prospectus and the preliminary prospectus supplement can be found on EDGAR at www.sec.gov . Copies of such documents may also be obtained from any of the following sources: Morgan Stanley, Attn: Prospectus Department - 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor - New York, NY 10014; BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 151 W 42nd Street, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10036, or by telephone at (800) 414-3627 or by email at bmoprospectus@bmo.com ; William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attn: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, or by telephone at (800) 621-0687 or by email at prospectus@williamblair.com ; and Canaccord Genuity, Attn: Syndicate Department - 99 High Street, 12th Floor - Boston, MA 02110, or by email at prospectus@cgf.com . Prospective investors should read the base shelf prospectus and the preliminary prospectus supplement as well as the registration statement before making an investment decision. A registration statement relating to the Common Shares has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. The Common Shares may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this press release. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the Common Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. About Sangoma Technologies Corporation Sangoma Technologies Corporation is a trusted leader in delivering value-based Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. Sangoma's cloud-based services include Unified Communication (UCaaS) business communications, Meetings as a Service (MaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Trunking as a Service (TaaS), Fax as a Service (FaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Access Control as a Service (ACaaS). In addition, Sangoma offers a full line of communications products, including premise-based UC systems, a full line of desk phones and headsets, and a complete connectivity suite (gateways/SBCs/telephony cards). Sangoma's products and services are used in leading UC, PBX, IVR, contact center, carrier networks, office productivity, and data communication applications worldwide. Sangoma is also the primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk and FreePBX, the world's two most widely used open-source communication software projects. Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: STC). Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Statements made in this press release that relate to future plans, intentions, events or expectations are forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words such as "could", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "potential", "should" and similar expressions and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release indicate forward-looking statements. Although Sangoma believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date that the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Sangoma undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions, events or expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other events contemplated by the forward-looking statements will not occur. Although Sangoma believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct as these expectations are inherently subject to business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Some of the risks and other factors which could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements contained in the prospectus supplement dated November 15, 2021, its management's discussion and analysis and annual information form (each available on www.sedar.com  and www.sec.gov ) include, but are not limited to, the proposed U.S. initial public offering of the Common Shares and the listing of the Common Shares on Nasdaq, risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in the exchange rate between the Canadian Dollar and other currencies, changes in technology, changes in the business climate, changes in the regulatory environment, the decline in the importance of the PSTN and new competitive pressures. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Contacts

William Blair & Company Investments

51 Investments

William Blair & Company has made 51 investments. Their latest investment was in Halo Investing as part of their Series C on October 10, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/12/2021

Series C

Halo Investing

$100M

No

5

4/19/2019

Series B

Halo Investing

$12M

Yes

6

1/17/2017

Series C

ShiftGig

$20M

Yes

14

1/12/2013

Series A

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$99M

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10

5/26/2011

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

10/12/2021

4/19/2019

1/17/2017

1/12/2013

5/26/2011

Round

Series C

Series B

Series C

Series A

Series A

Company

Halo Investing

Halo Investing

ShiftGig

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Amount

$100M

$12M

$20M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

6

14

10

10

William Blair & Company Portfolio Exits

20 Portfolio Exits

William Blair & Company has 20 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was ABRA Auto Body & Glass on August 29, 2014.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

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8/29/2014

Acq - Fin

2

2/20/2014

Acquired

1

6/30/2010

Acquired

$991

1

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$991

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10

Date

8/29/2014

2/20/2014

6/30/2010

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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2

1

1

10

10

William Blair & Company Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

William Blair & Company acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was ICM on February 10, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Note

Sources

2/10/2021

Acquired

4

10/18/2005

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$99M

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10

9/16/1998

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

2/10/2021

10/18/2005

9/16/1998

Investment Stage

IPO

Companies

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Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

Acquired

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10

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William Blair & Company Fund History

5 Fund Histories

William Blair & Company has 5 funds, including William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund III LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/1999

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund III LP

Mezzanine (Third-Party)

$311M

1

12/31/1997

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund II LP

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$99M

10

12/31/1993

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund, L.P.

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$99M

10

MNC FII 2020 SERIES

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$99M

10

William Blair MB Investments

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/1999

12/31/1997

12/31/1993

Fund

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund III LP

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund II LP

William Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund, L.P.

MNC FII 2020 SERIES

William Blair MB Investments

Fund Type

Mezzanine (Third-Party)

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Amount

$311M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

William Blair & Company Partners & Customers

6 Partners and customers

William Blair & Company has 6 strategic partners and customers. William Blair & Company recently partnered with Greenwood on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/26/2021

Vendor

Greenwood

United States

Greenwood Collegians Build Financial Skills During Internship With William Blair Not present: Yosra Abdulwahid, Connor Castro, Khristian Davis, Erica Diaz, Patrice Roberts, Shelby Smith.

Greenwood was selected by William Blair & Company , L.L.C. as a global Community Partner in 2019 , one of 11 of the firm 's current Community Partners that received a multiyear grant to expand its programs .

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10/7/2019

Partner

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7/17/2019

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7/17/2019

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6/3/2019

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Date

8/26/2021

10/7/2019

7/17/2019

7/17/2019

6/3/2019

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Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Greenwood

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United States

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Greenwood Collegians Build Financial Skills During Internship With William Blair Not present: Yosra Abdulwahid, Connor Castro, Khristian Davis, Erica Diaz, Patrice Roberts, Shelby Smith.

Greenwood was selected by William Blair & Company , L.L.C. as a global Community Partner in 2019 , one of 11 of the firm 's current Community Partners that received a multiyear grant to expand its programs .

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William Blair & Company Team

4 Team Members

William Blair & Company has 4 team members, including current Managing Director, Rainer Hepberger.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Rainer Hepberger

Managing Director

Current

Christian Hodneland

Managing Director

Current

Robert L. Metzger

Senior Director

Current

Scott Meadow

Sprout Group, Frontenac Company, and Booz Allen Hamilton

General Partner

Former

Name

Rainer Hepberger

Christian Hodneland

Robert L. Metzger

Scott Meadow

Work History

Sprout Group, Frontenac Company, and Booz Allen Hamilton

Title

Managing Director

Managing Director

Senior Director

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

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