Jamieson are delighted to announce they have advised the Management Team of CPOMS, the leading provider of SaaS safeguarding software to schools, on its sale to Raptor Technologies, the leading US provider of school safety software. The acquisition was made following strategic investments in Raptor by Thoma Bravo and existing investor JMI Equity. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CPOMS’s pioneering safeguarding platform enables primary and secondary school staff to log concerns relating to student wellbeing, while the CPOMS StaffSafe product strengthens governance relating to staff members and the CPOMS Engage module ensures alignment between schools and local authorities.

The company has experienced significant organic growth following our investment in 2018, increasing its client base from 6,000 schools to more than 14,000 schools, and has significantly grown its international presence, now selling into 34 countries. In 2020 the business was also awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, an accolade which demonstrates the value the company delivers to UK schools.

Raptor is trusted by over 35,000 US schools, through its management system for visitors and volunteers, as well as emergency preparation, response and recovery. The company plans to use the acquisition of CPOMS to accelerate growth in the UK and harness the CPOMS capabilities to bolster its offering in the US.

David Kirkpatrick, Stuart Coventry and Billy Henson advised John Wild and the CPOMS management team. The transaction further demonstrates Jamieson’s capabilities with US PE-backed trade buyers and US equity structures.