Raptor Technologies, a provider of school safety software to US schools, has acquired CPOMS, a provider of student safeguarding software to schools in the UK. The acquisition was made following strategic investments in Raptor from Thoma Bravo and existing investor JMI Equity.
“School safety needs in the US and UK continue to evolve, with solutions for managing the wellbeing and safety of students being paramount,” said Adam Solomon, a principal at Thoma Bravo. “Through this investment and acquisition, we see tremendous potential for Raptor to extend its market leadership in K-12 school safety and its continued deployment of innovative solutions to schools in the US and UK.”
“Combining CPOMS with Raptor creates a company with unique capabilities to help schools manage the safety and wellbeing of their students,” said Bob Nye, general partner at JMI Equity. “We’re excited about this acquisition and the strategic opportunity ahead.”
“We are excited to add CPOMS best-in-class wellbeing products to Raptor’s market-leading school safety product suite and to welcome the CPOMS team into the Raptor family,” stated Gray Hall, CEO at Raptor Technologies. “Combining CPOMS software and domain expertise with Raptor further advances our mission to protect every child, every school, every day. We are eager to bring the proven capabilities of CPOMS to the US market and continue advancing CPOMS leadership position in the UK.”
“Raptor was the perfect fit for CPOMS. Both companies have dedicated themselves to keeping schools and students safe and share very similar cultures,” commented John Wild, Managing Director at CPOMS. “We at CPOMS are excited about joining the Raptor organization and look forward to the enhanced growth opportunities ahead.”