Cascadia Capital Advises ECaTS on Acquisition by West Corporation

ECaTS, a division of DirectApps, Inc. Logo has been acquired by West Corporation Logo

Cascadia Capital is pleased to announce that its client ECaTS, a division of DirectApps, Inc., a web-based enterprise data and reporting software for the 911 industry, has been acquired by West Corporation, a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services. Cascadia Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to ECaTS in this transaction.

ECaTS provides unified 911 SaaS-based network traffic monitoring and call reporting solutions for local and statewide agencies across the United States. The acquisition will further enhance the existing Government Solutions product suite within West’s Safety Services business segment. ECaTS has developed a business intelligence and analytics platform that seamlessly reports on all aspects of multiple Public Safety Answering Point (“PSAP”) operations, providing a complete management information system for public safety clients.

“Cascadia’s understanding of the Public Safety sector and their experience in the space were paramount in our choosing to work with them,” noted John Sercu, CEO of TA Group Holdings, parent company of DirectApps, Inc. “Their knowledge of our business, and their invaluable advice and partnership was demonstrated throughout the deal process.”

Fred Michanie, Partner at TA Group Holdings, added, “We appreciate the hard work Cascadia did to help us find an ideal partner and achieve this successful outcome, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and grow under West’s ownership.”

“We really enjoyed working with the ECaTS team and share their excitement about the acquisition of ECaTS by West,” added Paul Vander Vort, Managing Director at Cascadia Capital.

ECaTS sits at the intersection of several Technology sectors Cascadia covers, including Public Safety, Compliance and HR Technology. To see other recent clients served by the Cascadia Technology team, please visit Our Deals.

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