BuildGroup Announces $30M Investment in CSDC Systems

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JANUARY, 2017

“Governments are also increasingly responding to citizens’ desire to interact and transact with their government online. Like us, BuildGroup’s founders are experienced operators who believe that the modernization of government IT is vital for effective governance, and recognize the enormous opportunity as the market rapidly makes this transition.”

Growth capital will propel CSDC’s mission to modernize local, state, and federal governments; Leverages operational experience from BuildGroup partners to accelerate growth

Toronto, ON, January 31st – BuildGroup, an operator-led company that invests in high-growth technology firms, today announced a $30 million investment in CSDC systems, a leading supplier of software to local, state, and federal governments. The investment will fund activities supporting customer growth, product expansion, support services and market leadership, and will help CSDC rapidly deploy their core technology to power the world’s best-run governments.

CSDC’s mission is to bring the advantages of the cloud to government agencies with the most flexible platform on the market, backed by a modern user experience and responsive support delivery. With more than 20 years of experience in developing their AMANDA platform, the company helps governments and their agencies operate more efficiently and effectively.

“Governments are increasingly looking for modern technology solutions that can automate their business processes, increasing the efficiency of their work to save time and money. Also, they want to consolidate this functionality on a single platform if possible,” said Dan Mishra, founder of CSDC Systems.

Dan Mishra added that, “Governments are also increasingly responding to citizens’ desire to interact and transact with their government online. Like us, BuildGroup’s founders are experienced operators who believe that the modernization of government IT is vital for effective governance, and recognize the enormous opportunity as the market rapidly makes this transition. Their investment and expertise will support CSDC’s continued growth and our long-term vision, and will have a transformative impact on our success.”

BuildGroup will serve in a supportive capacity to the company with a specific focus on growth and long-term strategic direction. The CSDC management team will have full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company and will continue to add additional staff in all areas of the business to support the company’s mission and growth.

“We see a compelling opportunity to use modern cloud technology to radically change how governments are run and believe that CSDC is in a position to lead this shift long term,” says Lanham Napier, BuildGroup co-founder and former CEO of Rackspace.

Lanham Napier furthered by saying that, “We’re excited to help CSDC realize this vision, bringing the strong operational background of our partners to increase growth and profits. With CSDC’s established experience and innovation within the market, we believe the company can lead the needed technological transformation to modernize governments.”

Comerica Bank’s Technology & Life Sciences Division, one of the nation’s leading technology bank practices, served as BuildGroup’s source of senior financing for the CSDC transaction. Cooley, LLP advised on the transaction as well.

For more information on CSDC Systems, please visit: http://www.csdcsystems.com

For more information on BuildGroup, please visit: http://www.buildgroup.com

About CSDC

CSDC provides automation software to government agencies, with the most flexible platform on the market backed by a modern mobile and web user experience and highly responsive support delivery. With more than 20 years of experience in developing their Amanda platform, the company helps government agencies operate more efficiently and effectively by automating Licensing, Permits, Compliance, and Freedom of Information requests.

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