Acquisition of SwiftReach provides joint clients with the largest and most robust voice-calling capacity in the Emergency Notification industry
Combined entity offers end-to-end safety suite for K-12 schools, including emergency notifications, student information system integrations, and Rave’s award-winning Panic Button application
Shared commitment to market leadership in product advancements and customer service
Framingham, MA â€“Â Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), aÂ trusted partner for safety softwareÂ protecting millions of individuals, today announced the acquisition ofÂ SwiftReach NetworksÂ (SwiftReach), a leading provider of emergency notification and incident management solutions. The combination of Rave and SwiftReach will provide wide-ranging capabilities and unmatched infrastructure to ensure optimal communications under the most demanding circumstances.
Todd Piett, CEO of Rave, said, â€œThe addition of SwiftReach and its FCC-licensed carrier class network gives us best-in-class message delivery, which provides customers with unmatched service levels. Rave is most needed by our customers during emergencies and we continue to protect them by leading the way in reliability.â€
The combined company will serve nearly 5,000 customers across state and local public safety agencies, education and health care organizations, utilities, federal agencies, and a wide spectrum of corporate clients.
â€œBringing together SwiftReach and Rave is hugely valuable to our customers,â€ said Kevin Alward, CEO of SwiftReach. â€œRave has a sterling reputation in the marketplace, both in terms of commitment to customers and its outstanding technology set. We believe itâ€™s a perfect match.â€
Expanded Delivery Capacity
Adding SwiftReachâ€™s product set makes Rave the only emergency and mass notification provider that owns and operates its own telephony network. This highly secure and fully-redundant network employs four data centers across North America and provides mission-critical delivery speeds and industry-leading control across the entire notification process.
Enhanced Capabilities for K-12 Schools
The addition of SwiftReachâ€™s SwiftK12â„¢ solution to Raveâ€™s existing offerings will provide communities a complete K-12 school safety communication platform. The combined suite of products will enable users to engage parents through emergency alerts, solicit anonymous tips with Rave EyeWitness and improve collaboration with 9-1-1 and emergency services utilizing the Rave Panic Button.
â€œWe are excited about the two companies coming togetherâ€, said Fred Rosencrans, Executive Director of Luzerne County (PA) 911. â€œAs a long-time customer of both companies, we see tremendous value in the unique capabilities of the combined solution.â€
Continuing Focus on Customer Success
A relentless focus on client success is key to Raveâ€™s continued rapid growth and industry-leading customer retention. Todd Miller, Raveâ€™s COO, noted: â€œItâ€™s extremely important that we maintain focus on our customers and their success. The SwiftReach team has demonstrated that commitment for many years, and we look forward to continuing to keep customer success our first priority.â€
â€œRediker has partnered with Alert Solutions (a subsidiary of SwiftReach) for over six years,â€ said John Schreck, Director of Marketing for Rediker Software. â€œThey have always provided a high level of service and support, and weâ€™re excited to explore what enhancements Rave Mobile Safety will bring to their products.â€
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety provides the leading critical communication and data platform trusted to help save lives. Used by leading education and healthcare institutions, enterprises and state and local public safety agencies, the award-winning Rave platform including Rave Alertâ„¢, Rave 911 Suite, Rave Panic Buttonâ„¢, Rave Guardianâ„¢, Rave Prepareâ„¢ and Rave Eyewitnessâ„¢ protects millions of individuals. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information, please visit www.ravemobilesafety.com.
SwiftReach provides emergency notification and incident management solutions to over 3,000 organizations in government, education, enterprise, utilities and healthcare. Swift911â„¢ is SwiftReachâ€™s web-based, hosted emergency notification system used to deliver alerts for emergency situations via voice, text, email, fax, and social media. SwiftReach delivers emergency notifications via the Notification Delivery Network (SwiftReach NDNâ„¢), a fully redundant, geographically dispersed network owned and operated by SwiftReach. For more information, please visit www.swiftreach.com.
Q Advisors LLC, a global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SwiftReach and its shareholders in connection with this transaction.