TriTech Software Buys VisionAir

TriTech Software Systems, which is backed by Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, said Friday that it has acquired VisionAIR. Financial terms weren’t announced. Castle Hayne, N.C.-based VisionAIR provides software for 911 centers, law enforcement, fire service and corrections.

PRESS RELEASE

TriTech Software Systems, a leading provider of Public Safety and Medical Transportation software solutions, today announced its acquisition of VisionAIR, a privately held company that specializes in providing mission-critical Computer-Aided Dispatch, Law and Fire-EMS Records Management, Mobile, Jail Management, Civil Processing and multi-agency data sharing solutions to public safety agencies primarily for the mid-tier market.

The partnership strengthens TriTech’s market share leadership by adding more than 500 VisionAIR clients to the TriTech family, bringing the total of agencies served to more than 2,500 agencies worldwide. With expanded presence and more than 300 employees dedicated to public safety, both companies can leverage their leadership, resources, and capabilities to support the increasing demands placed on public safety services through consolidation, regionalization, information sharing, limited budgets, and the convergence of technology.

“Public safety agencies in North America are facing challenging times. They increasingly look to safer, more resilient solutions from companies who can exhibit leadership, longevity and stability. The partnership between VisionAIR and TriTech is about bringing together two strong leaders in different segments of the market to create the largest, most stable company in our market,” said Chris Maloney, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriTech Software Systems. “Today, we significantly strengthened both companies, not only in terms of our market presence, personnel and leadership, but having scalable solutions to support any type (Fire, Law and EMS) or size public safety agency.”

VisionAIR includes a 20-plus year track record of client success and joins the growing TriTech product family. VisionAIR is a strong competitor in the medium-size public safety market. When combined with TriTech’s large tier and small tier solutions, the company can now provide solutions to any agency in the market. VisionAIR also brings new products to the TriTech family that complement the suites of the sister organizations.

Business continuity underlines the new partnership, as VisionAIR’s executive team, including Mike Lyons, Gary Bunyard, and Scott MacDonald, will continue to manage VisionAIR‘s day-to-day operations and maintain their focus on delivering high quality products and services.

“The VisionAIR team is excited to be partnering with TriTech Software Systems. The two companies share the same values and long-term commitment to customer success. We succeed when our clients succeed so providing superior services, delivering innovative technology and building long-term partnerships are mission critical. Our new partnership strengthens VisionAIR’s resources and capabilities to meet their growing needs and challenges,” said Mike Lyons, President and CEO, VisionAIR Inc.

With TriTech’s headquarters in San Diego, CA and offices already in Decorah, IA and North Grafton, MA, the addition of VisionAir’s office in North Carolina expands its presence on the east coast – The combined company is one of the largest public safety solution providers worldwide with more than 2,500 installations and more than 3,000 agencies relying on TriTech’s technology around the globe.

TriTech is a portfolio company of FFL, a private equity firm focused on investments in middle market companies. FFL invested in TriTech in 2010, providing growth capital to support several strategic initiatives.

About TriTech Software Systems
TriTech Software Systems provides innovative, comprehensive public safety solutions for law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies through its integrated suite of public safety applications. From small towns to major metropolitan areas, TriTech’s flexible and configurable solutions enable agencies to consolidate and share resources and data to streamline operations, minimize response times, and maximize operational efficiencies. The company is one of the largest public safety solution providers in the world with clients across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Ireland. For more information on TriTech, please visit http://www.tritech.com.

About VisionAIR®
Drawing on extensive industry experience, VisionAIR provides an open, integrated software solution tailored for medium to large departments that includes Computer Aided Dispatch and Mapping, Records Management, Mobile Data, and Web-Based Data Sharing for 911 centers, law enforcement, fire service, and corrections. As a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and IJIS Institute Member, VisionAIR offers solutions built on industry standard platforms. VisionAIR enables public safety agencies to improve the quality of life through technology. For more information, call 800-882-2108 or visit http://www.visionair.com.

About FFL
FFL (Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC) is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. Formed in 1997, FFL’s strategy is to invest in market-leading companies that generate high returns on invested capital and that have strong, defensible competitive positions, attractive growth prospects and outstanding management. Representative investments include: Tempur-Pedic International, Milestone AV Technologies, CapitalSource, Korn/Ferry International and GeoVera Insurance Group. For more information on Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, visit www.fflpartners.com.