Citrix acquires Grasshopper

Citrix has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grasshopper Group, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based telephony solutions for small businesses. Grasshopper works just like a traditional phone system, but requires no hardware to purchase or software to install—it’s all managed online or by phone. Callers can reach you wherever you are: on your cell, in the office, or at home. Get a toll free or local number and create extensions for all of your employees, regardless of where they’re located. Forward calls, receive faxes, and get voicemails via email.

Closing of the acquisition is subject to certain government consents and other closing conditions.  The company expects that the deal will close in the second quarter of 2015. 

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.