Munich and Trondheim, 27. May 2019
F24 AG further strengthens its leading Pan-European market position in the field of emergency notification, crisis management and critical communications with the acquisition of the Norwegian company One Voice AS, the leading provider of incident and crisis management solutions in the Nordic countries. As a result, F24 increases its existing customer base to 2,500 by adding over 700 customers from One Voice in the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom. Joining forces further strengthens F24’s position in the United Kingdom as a leading provider in the market.
Within the last six month it is F24’s third acquisition. Besides organic growth, collaborating with One Voice successfully accelerates F24’s growth plan as part of the 1st phase of their buy-and-build-strategy. Raymond James acted as exclusive M&A advisor to F24 and the management shareholders, Nordhaven Corporate Finance supported One Voice AS in the process.
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.”
The One Voice AS founders Frode Lien Otnes and Kjetil Mollan will fully continue their work and play an important role in shaping the common future. They also re-invest a significant part of their proceeds into F24.
“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.” Frode Lien Otnes, One Voice Founder and CEO says.
Kjetil Mollan, Founder and international business director of One Voice 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 but expand it even further.”
With 12 locations across Europe, the Middle East, and South America F24 is now supporting more than 2,500 companies and organisations in more than 100 countries.
Christian Götz, founder and Executive Board member at F24 AG and responsible for Sales, Marketing & PR, HR and Customer Service, states:
"We are pleased to welcome 700 more customers to F24 Group. Providing our customers with excellent service is our highest aspiration and unites us with One Voice. Together we can achieve even more for our customers – joining forces is crucial in today's globalized world.”
F24 is the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for emergency notification and crisis management (FACT24) and for sensitive and critical communications (eCall) in Europe. With FACT24, the company is able to offer a highly innovative solution and help customers around the world to successfully and efficiently manage incidents, emergencies and critical situations. In addition, the eCall platform offers solutions for high-volume communications of critical to confidential content in the business environment.
Founded in 2000, F24 AG has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Along with its subsidiaries, it supports more than 2,500 companies and organisations in more than 100 countries around the globe as part of the daily communication of critical and confidential information or in the event of a crisis. This makes the F24 Group one of the world’s leading SaaS providers for alerting and crisis management as well as critical communications for business customers.
F24 is the first company in the world to be certified by ‘The British Standards Institution’ (BSI) for its integrated information security (ISMS) and business continuity (BCMS) management systems. F24 is the first and only European company listed in the Gartner Report for emergency/mass notification services.
About One Voice
One Voice AS was founded in Trondheim, Norway, in 2006. The flagship product, CIM, enables companies and organisations to take care of its values and reputation before, during and after an incident, and is a complete management system for security, preparedness and crisis management, which incorporates all the processes from the bottom to the top of the resilience lifecycle.
Demonstrating its inherent flexibility and commitment to the core principles of incident and crisis management, the CIM system is used in organisations and blue-chip companies in demanding industries like energy production, offshore engineering, aviation, food production and transport etc. Since 2006, One Voice has supported, amongst others, the Norwegian Government building a nationwide crisis management system in public sector, including police, healthcare, education, transportation, regional- and local authorities.