A Cork company that started in 1999 with six workers has been completely bought out in a multi-million dollar deal, it has been revealed.
Voxpro, which offers technical and sales support to companies like AirBnB and Google, was founded by Dan and Linda Kiely in Cork city in 1999.
In 2016, the Kiely’s sold a 55% stake in Voxpro for $58 million to Canadian giant Telus International.
The call centre company has now acquired the remaining interest in the Cork business which has seen significant growth in recent years.
The 2016 deal included an option to buy the rest of the company for a reported $150 million.
Employees at Voxpro were informed of the news on Monday.
Since the initial deal with Telus in 2016, Voxpro has seen its workforce grow from 2,700 employees to more than 6,000.
Mr Kiely will retain a global strategic advisory role with TELUS International focused on ongoing partner growth across Europe and North America.
“These are really exciting times for Voxpro and TELUS International as we continue to grow and transform our operations globally," he said.
"This is very much a natural progression of our integration into the TELUS International family and both Linda and I feel that this is the right time to move on to the next phase in our collective evolution.
"Sharing knowledge, resources and ideas across our organisations has proven to be extremely successful over the years and we have achieved amazing things that would not have been possible on our own," he added.
"We have created partnerships that were previously inaccessible and expanded into all corners of the globe.
"Linda and I are so proud of our Voxpro family.
"The way our teams have embraced change as part of integration has been incredible.
"We have loved every minute of watching our business grow and we cannot express our appreciation enough to everyone at Voxpro for all of their hard work and efforts over the years.”