Vodafone platinum partner takes customer base to around 80,000 connections with its second dealer purchase in a month
Evolve Telecom has continued its acquisition drive with the purchase of rival Vodafone dealer Quore Technology for an undisclosed fee.
The acquisition of the Surrey-based platinum partner adds around 9,000 Vodafone connections, taking Evolve’s total base on the network to around 80,000 connections.
It is the second acquisition for Evolve in as many weeks, after it bought London-based Fenchurch Communications last month for an undisclosed fee, adding 6,000 connections on the network.
It takes the total number of dealer acquisitions in the industry to four in the past year.
Five Quore employees are joining Evolve as part of the acquisition, taking Evolve’s total staff count to more than 100 people.
The new additions will either work in the field or be located at Evolve’s offices in London, which it acquired as part of its purchase of Fenchurch.
The acquisition of Quore Technology, Quore Group’s telecoms division, does not include other arms such as accessories business QL London.
Quore, which was founded by Ronnie Nag in 2003, became a Vodafone platinum partner in May 2011. In December of that year, the firm acquired Sutton-based Vodafone silver partner Intouch Cellular Solutions for an undisclosed fee, adding 3,500 connections.
Evolve MD Mark Gordon said: “Our objectives are to integrate the Quore team and customers straight into Evolve and to show as quickly as possible the benefits that we feel we can offer them with a wide portfolio of products and services.”