Vancouver-based online event registration software company ePly has been acquired by MemberClicks, an Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of membership management software for small-staff associations. No financial terms were disclosed. Established in 2001, ePly manages event registrations for more than 600 organizations across North America. MemberClicks said it will continue to develop its product lines, as well as ePly’s platform, and identify opportunities to benefit both customer bases. MemberClicks is backed by U.S. growth equity firms Five Elms Capital and Level Equity.
MemberClicks Acquires ePly, an Online Event Registration Software Company
ATLANTA, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MemberClicks, the leading provider of membership management software for small-staff associations, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ePly, an online event registration software company located in Vancouver, Canada.
Founded in 2001, ePly handles registration for conferences, workshops, galas and other events for more than 600 different organizations across North America, including event planning companies, government agencies, nonprofits, universities and corporations. The company brings extensive expertise in online event registrations to MemberClicks and the small-staff association community.
“While the majority of M&A activity we are currently seeing in the space is driven solely by the pursuit of revenue and a profits-first mentality, we believe strongly that by bringing ePly into the MemberClicks family, we will create a win for both ePly’s customers, as well as the MemberClicks Nation,” said Mark Sedgley, President and CEO of MemberClicks. “The value we can create for the nonprofit community by combining forces was the single biggest driving factor for making this decision. We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity. Simply put, the team at ePly is based on similar values and driven by the same mission: to empower organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service.”
“Everyone at ePly is excited to be joining the MemberClicks team and looking forward to seeing ePly grow to the next level,” said Jim Romanik, President of ePly. “This is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. It creates new opportunities for growth for the ePly team internally and over time will deliver more functionality to our customers. That’s a win-win.”
“The ePly team is both talented and hardworking,” said Sedgley. “More importantly, they are crucial to the overall strategy for success in the joining of our two companies. We are very excited to work with the ePly team to further enhance their reputation for customer service and deliver growth for both companies moving forward.”
MemberClicks will continue to develop and maintain its current product lines, as well as ePly’s platform, while also identifying opportunities to leverage functionality that will benefit both customer bases.
ABOUT MEMBERCLICKS – MemberClicks provides an all-in-one membership management solution and a refreshing support experience that small-staff associations actually love. Founded in 1998, MemberClicks works with more than 1,600 organizations throughout North America. For more information, visit memberclicks.com or call 1-800-914-2441.
ABOUT EPLY – Founded in 2001, ePly handles registration for conferences, workshops, galas and other events for more than 600 different organizations across North America, including event planning companies, government agencies, nonprofits, universities and corporations. The company is located in North Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit eply.com or call 1-800-507-3759.
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