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16th Jun 2020

Dan & Linda Kiely: The Irish husband and wife team who sold their business at just the right time for over €100million


“They said, ‘We’re prepared to offer you X’, and it was €4million more than we had written down.”

In December 2019, the owners of VoxPro, a Cork-based customer services business, husband and wife team Dan and Linda Kiely, exited the business they had started in 1999 with just 6 staff in an office over a pub on Marlboro Street.

They had sold off the remaining 45% stake in their company to Telus International who acquired the first chunk of the business in 2016.

The total sale topped €100million.

Founders of VoxPro, Dan and Linda Kiely, spoke to host Sonya Lennon on The Architects of Business, made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, about how they completed the massive deal and how lucky they feel to have done it just before the arrival of the global pandemic.

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It’s a great story, told by the 2013 finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ programme, and you can hear it in full by clicking on the video below.

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Main image credit: Kieran Hartnett