Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc. acquired by Constellation Software, Inc.

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BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc. by Volaris Systems, an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) effective May 3, 2011. The deal team was led by Andrew Wood along with Christy Helm, Tim Nest, Frank Ix and Brett Forrest. BCMS represented Northpointe as their exclusive advisor. Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC was appointed by Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc. to serve as their legal counsel.

Dave Wells, Chairman & CEO of Northpointe stated, “Volaris provides an excellent fit for our organization with their knowledge of vertical market software and proven track record of committing to the businesses they acquire. As part of Volaris we can focus our attention on strengthening our business and continuing to develop leading cost-effective solutions to serve the field of criminal justice.”

Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc. is an experienced criminal justice consulting and research firm providing software products, consulting, training and implementation services to federal, state and local criminal justice systems and policy makers. The company serves more than 200 correctional agencies across North America. Established in 1989, they have offices in Traverse City, Michigan and Golden, Colorado. Brian Mattson, PhD, President & COO of Northpointe commented, “Thanks for all the work you put into making this possible. You said we would never guess who would buy us and you were right! It looks to be a good home for Northpointe in our next chapter.”

The deal facilitated by BCMS Corporate will enable  Volaris Systems to ensure ongoing quality, innovative services, quantifiable metrics and operational efficiency as Northpointe extends its software offering to other business and scientific processes within the criminal justice systems. Mark Miller, CEO of Volaris Group commented, “This acquisition further strengthens our commitment to and solution offerings within the Justice market and we welcome the customers and employees of Northpointe to the Volaris family.”

BCMS Corporate is a leading, independent middle market advisor with over 20 years of excellence serving clients worldwide. It is focused exclusively on the middle market, advising clients on sell side transactions, acquisitions, and private placements of debt and equity.  The firm’s unique understanding of private company owners’ objectives and issues facing private companies during the transaction process has enabled BCMS to successfully execute over 400 transactions across a diverse group of sectors.  BCMS currently employs over 200 professionals with offices in North America (New York, Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Calgary), Europe, and Asia.

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