Nordhaven advised One Voice on the sale to F24

28 may 2019

Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to One Voice AS and its shareholders in the sale to F24 AG, a portfolio company of Armira Partners. One Voice is the leading SaaS provider of incident and crisis management solutions in the Nordic region. By joining forces, One Voice and F24 will become the undisputed market leader within incident and crisis management solutions in Europe.

One Voice was founded in 2006 in Trondheim, Norway. The flagship product, CIM, enables organisations across a multitude of industries to take care of its values and reputation before, during and after an incident. In 2017 One Voice acquired AI Control Point UK and opened its international office in London.

F24 was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. F24 supports companies and organisations in more than 80 countries with its subsidiaries and branches in 11 locations. Around 1 700 customers rely on the solutions of F24 to manage their communication requirements as part of the daily communication of critical and confidential information or in the event of a crisis. Armira Partners Germany is the majority shareholder of F24 and was advised by Raymond James in the transaction.

By joining forces, F24 further strengthens its leading Pan-European market position in the field of emergency notifications, crisis management and critical communications. By acquiring 100% shares of One Voice, F24 increases its existing customer base to 2 500 by adding over 700 customers from One Voice in the Nordic countries and United Kingdom. Collaborating with One Voice accelerates F24’s growth plan as part of the 1st phase of their buy-and-build-strategy.

The founders of One Voice, Frode Lien Otnes and Kjetil Mollan will continue their work and play an important role in creating a common future, in addition to re-invest a significant part of their proceeds

“As a new member of the F24 family, we are delighted to actively shape the future together and to further develop solutions that fully meet the growing requirements of all our customers.” says Frode Lien Otnes, founder of One Voice and CEO.

Founder and international business director of One Voice, Kjetil Mollan, adds: “What unites us is, amongst others, our approach to work very closely with our customers. Our aim is and always will be to offer our customers highest quality services – together with the F24 Group we will not only continue this work but be able to extend it even further.”

Dr. Jörg Rahmer, spokesperson of the F24 executive board and responsible for strategy, product and operations, states: “We are delighted to welcome One Voice AS to the F24 family. One Voice’s main product CIM not only extends our product portfolio but is also a next and significant step on our journey of establishing the leading pan-European crisis management and emergency notification platform.”

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