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NewSpring Capital leads equity investment in VidSys

NewSpring Capital has led a USD15.65m equity financing in VidSys, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software.

NewSpring Capital, a family of private equity funds, invested through NewSpring Growth Capital, the firm’s dedicated technology and business services growth equity fund. Also participating were VidSys’ existing investors – Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, JVax Investment Group and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.
VidSys provides a PSIM software platform used to run operations centres for public sector agencies and businesses globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organisation or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorised parties.
Marc R Lederman, NewSpring general partner, has now joined the VidSys board of directors.
"In today’s security environment, a unified platform that provides actionable data will protect assets and potentially save lives. With this investment, NewSpring looks forward to helping VidSys build upon their market leading position," says Lederman. "NewSpring is excited to partner with VidSys’ subject matter expert management team and believes the company will continue its stellar growth."
"VidSys is delighted to partner with NewSpring Growth Capital and grateful for the strong support of NewSpring and our existing investment partners. The market for our software platform is expanding rapidly on a global basis. This investment will help VidSys grow and continue to innovate at a pace that matches market demands," says Michael P Jackson, chairman and chief executive of VidSys. "Our rapidly evolving integration platform facilitates cloud-based solutions and the convergence of a common operating picture, linking security systems, building management systems and IT network management tools for asset owners globally. As a core asset and information management tool, the VidSys platform also facilitates seamless interoperability among multiple independent organisations that require close coordination for incident management related to critical infrastructure, both public and private."

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