US-based cloud strategy company Evolve IP has acquired thevoicefactory Ltd, a UK cloud communications provider.

Evolve IP is on the hunt for additional distribution channels in the UK and Europe, a significant client base and greater penetration of the hospitality, automotive, finance and legal verticals.

Additionally, the company will add office locations in Fordingbridge, UK and Orlando, Florida as well as gain new data centres in the UK and United States.

Founded in 2009, Cardiff-based thevoicefactory has more than 65,000 users in 21 countries via its extensive private label program.

It currently works with 35 resellers who will gain access to Evolve IP’s award-winning intellectual property and service delivery capabilities.

These include web-based call management, an advanced omni-channel contact centre, single-sign-on identity and access management and a worldwide team of custom application developers.

Based on the same blue-chip BroadSoft platform as Evolve IP, thevoicefactory shares a common architecture and framework that will help ensure the rapid adoption of new features and capabilities for existing and new clients.

“We are delighted to welcome thevoicefactory, their associates, and its worldwide partner community to the Evolve IP family,” said Evolve IP CEO and founding partner Guy Fardone.

“Combining Evolve IP’s intellectual property and OneCloudTM capabilities with thevoicefactory’s reseller channel will help us expand into new markets even faster and provide incredible growth opportunities for our suite of award-winning, analyst-acclaimed cloud services.”

Paul Harrison, CEO of thevoicefactory, said: “We are very excited to be joining Evolve IP and thrilled with the opportunities it provides for our associates and partners.

“Evolve IP has developed significant intellectual property and a sophisticated service delivery platform that will be of great benefit to our partners and their clients.

“Additionally, their world-class, compliant OneCloud platform will provide a fantastic platform for clients to add new services.

“We’re looking forward to immediately contributing to Evolve IP’s international growth.”

Thevoicefactory was advised on this transaction by Knight Corporate Finance with legal support from Mason Hayes.

One of the world’s fastest growing cloud strategy companies, Evolve IP provides best-of-breed cloud solutions to more than 1,500 enterprises and to more than 410,000 users in virtually every industry.