05 Jul Deal of the month: finding the right international buyer for a recurring-revenue business
One Voice AS, the leading SaaS provider of incident and crisis management solutions in the Nordic region, was sold to F24 AG, a German portfolio company of Armira Partners.
One Voice was founded in 2006 in Trondheim, Norway. Its flagship product, CIM, enables organizations in 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.
The deal team at Clairfield International, led by partner Anders Strand, ran a two-stage auction with several offers at each stage. The previous experience of Clairfield’s services team had shown the immense appetite for recurring-revenue based business models among financial sponsors. The competition among these financial investors often drives valuation to such high levels that strategic bidders become hesitant. In this case, however, the corporate bidder triumphed.
Deal team: Anders Strand, Lars Kristian Solberg, Tord Gjørtz Brenden, Dirk Middelhoff
Read more here: Clairfield deal of the month One Voice