Syscon Justice Systems Acquired by Harris Computer Corporation

The strategic acquisition of Syscon expands Harris‘ ability to serve correctional institutions across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Frank Young, Managing Director

Client Description

The company

Syscon Justice Systems is a leading provider of mission critical Offender Management Software (OMS) solutions for the corrections industry.

The software

Having served the OMS market for the past 35 years, Syscon’s offering powers some of the largest and most complex prisons around the world. The Company’s OMS is trusted by a blue chip, global customer base to manage approximately 400,000 offenders.

Headquarters

Richmond, British Columbia

Buyer Description

The company

Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies.

Headquarters

The Company’s Public Sector business unit offers a wide variety of solutions to local and state governments. Ottawa, Ontario

PRESS RELEASE OVERVIEW

SEG Client, Syscon Justice Systems, Acquired By Harris Computer Corporation

Oct. 26, 2017 — Software Equity Group announces its client, Syscon Justice Systems Ltd. (“Syscon”), a business providing Offender Management Systems (OMS) to correctional clients around the world, has been acquired by N. Harris Computer Corporation (“Harris”), owned by Constellation Software Inc. (“Constellation”) (TSX:CSU). Syscon, backed by private equity firm Sverica, British Columbia, provides feature-rich, customizable solutions to top-end agencies globally, encompassing more than 400,000 offenders. SEG served as exclusive advisor to Syscon.

Jean (John) Soucy, President Harris Public Sector Group, commented, “The acquisition of Syscon expands our capability to serve correctional institutions across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. We are excited to have the opportunity to bring forth such comprehensive OMS applications, thanks to Syscon’s global team of specialists.”

The transaction marks SEG’s 10th transaction in the Public Sector and the 2nd transaction within the Offender Management Software space in the last two years. In 2016, SEG served as exclusive advisor to Capita Technologies, a leading provider of probation and parole software.

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