Middle-market buyout shop Norwest Equity Partners has exited its investment in Amcom Software, selling the company to publicly traded USA Mobility Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Norwest manages $4.6 billion of capital through a series of equity and mezzanine funds. The firm is currently investing NEP IX, a $1.2 billion fund.
Norwest Equity Partners (“NEP”), a leading middle market equity investment firm, announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Amcom Software, Inc. (“Amcom”), a premier provider of mission-critical communication solutions, to USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging and communications services.
Tom Schauerman, Principal at NEP, stated “On behalf of the NEP investment team, we value the opportunity we’ve had to work closely with Chris Heim, Dan Mayleben and their management team. They’ve done a great job executing on the growth strategy and are well-positioned for continued momentum and performance with USA Mobility.”
Through connecting people to each other and to the data they need, Amcom helps organizations that depend on speed, accuracy, and productivity save lives, improve efficiency, and enhance effectiveness. Amcom’s software solutions perform a variety of services ranging from giving heart attack patients life-saving care sooner, to alerting nurses of urgent patient needs via mobile devices, to helping call center operators process requests more easily, to helping emergency response teams quickly locate 911 callers wherever they are in facilities.
“As a software solutions company, Amcom is on the forefront of leading the industry’s broader transformation to mobile applications. The company has identified and responded to the way in which organizations have increasingly grown to rely on communications mobility, especially within clinical environments,” stated Jim Lindner, NEP operating partner and 40+ year veteran of the computer software technology and services industry.
NEP and Split Rock Partners jointly invested in Amcom in December, 2009. Amcom is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
About Norwest Equity Partners Partnering with management teams since 1961, Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) is a leading private equity firm focused on building companies into industry leaders. With a reputation for quality investments and exceptional financial returns, NEP manages $4.6 billion of capital through a series of equity and mezzanine funds. The firm is currently investing NEP IX, a $1.2 billion fund.