Saturday, October 23, 2021

Skipton student safeguarding software specialist acquired by US counterpart

CPOMS, the Skipton-based provider of student safeguarding software, has been acquired by an American counterpart, Raptor Technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

CPOMS safeguarding software provides a student wellbeing framework to help schools protect children from harm, including documenting incidents such as abuse, neglect, cyberbullying, negative social influences, and other incidents potentially representing a threat to student wellbeing.

In connection with its acquisition, Raptor closed a new round of strategic financing led by Thoma Bravo, a software investment firm, with additional participation from existing investors JMI Equity and Ares Capital.

Gray Hall, CEO of Raptor Technologies, will lead the expanded organisation. John Wild, current Managing Director of CPOMS, joins Raptor as Managing Director of UK Operations for Raptor and CPOMS.

“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.”

Mr Wild said: “Raptor was the perfect fit for CPOMS. Both companies have dedicated themselves to keeping schools and students safe and share very similar cultures.

“We at CPOMS are excited about joining the Raptor organization and look forward to the enhanced growth opportunities ahead.”

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