Vista Equity Partners’ Investment in AlertMedia

Goodwin Procter LLP advised AlertMedia on the deal.

AlertMedia, the world’s leading provider of emergency communication software and threat intelligence solutions, announced it has signed an agreement to receive a significant strategic growth investment from Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused on growing industry-leading enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. With Vista’s partnership, AlertMedia will continue its rapid investment in hiring, accelerating its product roadmap, and additional expansion into new markets—helping organizations of all sizes protect their people and assets during critical events.

AlertMedia supports critical communications for thousands of organizations in more than 130 countries, including iconic brands such as Walmart, JetBlue, Coca-Cola Bottling, DHL, and Volvo. The company’s technology enables businesses to quickly identify risks to their people or locations, communicate instantly with those impacted, and minimize response times during emergencies and other business-critical events.

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.

AlertMedia is the world’s leading emergency communication provider. Our award-winning, two-way multichannel messaging system, threat intelligence, and 24/7 employee safety solution helps organizations protect their business and people through all phases of an emergency. 

Vista Equity Partners LLC operates as an investment firm. The Firm invests in enterprise software and data and technology-enabled businesses believing in the advancement of technology to create opportunity in the digital economy. 

The Goodwin team was led by Joseph Bernardi, Joshua Klatzkin (Picture), Morgan Lee and Sonia Wu.

 

Involved fees earner: Joseph Bernardi – Goodwin Procter; Joshua Klatzkin – Goodwin Procter; Sonia Wu – Goodwin Procter;

Law Firms: Goodwin Procter;

Clients: AlertMedia;

Author: Martina Bellini