German UC vendor Swyx has merged with Voiceworks parent company Within Reach Group (WRG) based in the Netherlands and acquired French UC and FMC provider Centile. The deal was backed by private equity business Waterland which acquired Swyx in January this year.
The combined group serves circa two million end users via more than 1,400 resellers and service providers.
Swyx CEO and co-founder Ralf Ebbinghaus (pictured) stated: “With a combined revenue of 130m euros and 500 employees across 12 European countries, the three companies are creating a new force in the European market from which even more synergies will emerge.
"The planned investments give us the power to innovate further in the highly dynamic IP-based communications market.”
Stijn Nijhuis, CEO and co-founder of Voiceworks (part of WRG) added: “Swyx, Voiceworks and Centile grow their businesses through a large network of resellers and service providers.
"This provides the combined company with an immediate strong market position in Europe, with a solid base in The Netherlands, Germany and France.
"The merger between Swyx and WRG and the acquisition of Centile are the first significant results of our European expansion, increasing our international reach.”
Bertrand Pourcelot, Director General of Centile, commented: “This enables us to become a stronger player in the UCaaS market and expand the UCaaS portfolio we already offer partners."