Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on growing industry-leading enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, has made a growth investment in AlertMedia, a provider of emergency communication software and threat intelligence solutions. With Vista’s partnership, AlertMedia will continue its investment in hiring, accelerating its product roadmap, and expanding into new markets—helping organizations of all sizes protect their people and assets during critical events.
“We help organizations communicate more effectively during emergencies, which has never been more relevant given the volume and severity of crises around the world,” said Brian Cruver, CEO and founder at AlertMedia. “Vista shares the belief that every business should ensure its employees are safe, informed, and connected – and that emergency communication software has the power to improve outcomes during critical events. We are thrilled to have the experience of the Vista team on our side, providing guidance and support as we continue to build AlertMedia into a best-in-class global enterprise.”
“For years, organizations slowly increased focus on employee safety and emergency preparedness. With the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the health and safety of employees while maintaining the ability to serve customers in a crisis has become an organizational imperative and competitive advantage,” said Ryan Atlas, managing director at Vista Equity Partners. “At Vista, we invest in category-leading companies to help accelerate innovation and maximize growth. We are excited to partner with Brian and the AlertMedia team to help companies protect their people and maintain business continuity.”
Existing investors JMI Equity, Next Coast Ventures, Silverton Partners, and Founder/CEO Brian Cruver, will retain a significant stake in the company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. JP Morgan served as the exclusive financial advisor to AlertMedia, and Raymond James served as the exclusive financial advisor to Vista Equity Partners.