Strattam Capital-backed Rock Solid Technologies has acquired PrimeGov, creating a unified citizen engagement technology platform.
The deal comes as local governments look for a holistic solution to communicate with citizens on issues such as vaccine rollouts among other things, the firm told PE Hub.
“There has never been [such] a great need for a unified solution for local governments to communicate with their constituents,” said Bob Morse, founding managing partner at Strattam Capital.
“We’re excited to see PrimeGov and Rock Solid come together to support local governments and their communities.”
PrimeGov, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides virtual public meeting participation and agenda management solutions for local government. The company delivers a suite of legislative management technologies designed to unlock the potential of municipal governments and deliver both operational efficiency and transparency while fostering civic engagement.
Rock Solid, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Austin, Texas, uses technology to create products that streamline workflows and resource allocation for diverse civic and municipal entities worldwide. According to the company, its tools help local governments operate more efficiently and improve civic engagement.
Post-acquisition, the combined company is set to deliver solutions to over 180 local government agencies including those in Los Angeles, Fremont, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Columbus, and Baltimore County.
Tom Spengler, PrimeGov’s Executive Chairman, will become CEO of the combined organization. Spengler, former CEO and co-founder of Granicus, previously helped create a market leading legislative management solution used by more than 4,500 government agencies and 250 million citizens.
Granicus, a provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services, took new capital from Harvest Partners in December 2020. The company also remains backed by Vista Equity and K1 Management.
Strattam Capital invested in Rock Solid in November 2018, when the San Juan, Puerto Rico-based business was primarily serving customers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Since then, Strattam helped the company expand in the North American region.
Currently, the company has over 200 employees serving clients in more than 30 countries.