Send Word Now buys One Call Now

Send Word Now has acquired One Call Now. Financial terms weren’t announced. MSD Partners LP provided financing. Dayton, Ohio-based One Call provides outbound communications to communities, consumers and organizations of all types and sizes.


NEW YORK, NY, August 24, 2015 – Send Word Now®, the worldwide leader in enterprise communications, emergency notification and mobile collaboration, announced today its acquisition of Dayton, Ohio-based mass notification provider,One Call Now. An affiliate of MSD Partners, L.P. provided financing for the transaction.  Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

The acquisition builds on both companies’ strong track records of growth, while creating a full-spectrum of offerings for both critical and routine communications.

“Send Word Now is thrilled to announce its acquisition of One Call Now,” said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. “The company has demonstrated impressive growth through its success in delivering outstanding group messaging services to a variety of markets. The acquisition will complement Send Word Now’s own dynamic success and growth trajectory, resulting in a single, unmatched global notification provider.”

One Call Now president Leib Lurie said, “With the acquisition of One Call Now by Send Word Now, two leading communications companies are becoming even stronger together. I am truly excited about the acquisition and what it means for the future of critical communications.”

About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading worldwide provider of enterprise critical communications solutions. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification, enterprise collaboration and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations worldwide to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.

Among its many accolades, Send Word Now recently received the CIR Cloud Services Provider of the Year Award and the BCI Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2015 Award. It was named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. It also won the DRI Notification System of the Year Award, and the Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

About One Call Now
Founded in 2002, One Call Now is a leading provider of outbound communications to communities, consumers and organizations of all types and sizes. The company offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that allows subscribers to easily create alerts and send them through a wide range of communication channels and devices. With more than 100,000 group leaders communicating with millions of contacts all over the world, One Call Now’s simple, fast and reliable group messaging platform connects people with the information they need for rapid and effective communications.

About MSD Partners, L.P.
MSD Partners, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser, was formed in 2009 by the principals of MSD Capital, L.P. to enable a select group of investors to invest in strategies that were developed by MSD Capital.  MSD Capital was established in 1998 to exclusively manage the capital of Michael Dell and his family.  MSD Partners utilizes a multi-disciplinary investment strategy focused on maximizing long-term capital appreciation by making investments across the globe in the equities of public and private companies, credit, real estate and other asset classes and securities.  MSD Partners’ team operates from the firm’s offices in New York and London.