CivicPlus® Acquires Monsido

Acquisition Amplifies its Comprehensive Civic Experience Platform with Accessibility and Quality Assurance Solutions

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MANHATTAN, KS – June 10, 2022 – CivicPlus, a leader in public sector integrated technology solutions, has closed its acquisition of Monsido, a leader in web governance and accessibility solutions. Since 2021, Monsido has been part of Optimere, the U.S.-based parent company of technology solutions ArchiveSocial and NextRequest. The CivicPlus acquisition included the purchase of all three Optimere solutions.

The acquisition adds Monsido’s industry-leading web governance and accessibility technology to CivicPlus’ comprehensive platform built to create better digital experiences, particularly in the public sector.

Insight Partners supported the Optimere acquisition with an additional equity investment, and certain current Optimere shareholders, including Level Equity, will become investors in CivicPlus.

According to Brian Rempe, CivicPlus’ Chief Executive Officer, the acquisition marks the next step in CivicPlus’ commitment to evolve and scale its platform in ways that provide customers with more innovative and integrated solutions that enable them to offer their frictionless, one-stop, and personalized digital access to online services and communications.

“This acquisition marks a tremendously exciting and monumental step in our business growth. We have long supported our customers’ commitment to leveraging technology to foster the type of transparency, accessibility, and access that empowers resident trust and satisfaction. With the addition of Optimere’s ArchiveSocial, Monsido, and NextRequest solutions, we are strengthening our ability to help our customers streamline their software stacks and ensure every digital interaction creates a positive civic experience.”

Rempe added that the combined company’s leaders will develop a roadmap for aligning Optimere’s solutions within its Civic Experience Platform over the next several months.

Ray Carey, Optimere’s Chief Executive Officer, said that combining with CivicPlus means that thousands of its customers immediately become part of a broader network of communicators united in their shared commitment to leverage innovative technology to communicate in a more accessible and open manner.

“CivicPlus and Optimere share a steadfast belief that positive digital interactions are critical to building trust with residents,” said Mr. Carey. “We’ve built a portfolio of solutions that empower accessibility, transparency, and compliance. Adding our technology to the Civic Experience Platform means we are bringing to the market the broadest and most future-proofed portfolio designed for the public sector and
regulated communicators. I am thrilled for our employees who are now part of CivicPlus. I am proud to be part of the mission of making government work better.”

District Capital Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as counsel to CivicPlus on the transaction. Shea & Company, LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor, and Goodwin Procter LLP served as counsel to Optimere on the transaction.

About CivicPlus ®

CivicPlus® delivers technology solutions that enable local governments to optimize the experience they deliver when interacting with residents. Over 7,500 local governments use our solutions when serving their 340 million residents. We deliver the industry’s first and only Civic Experience Platform. It enables local governments to drive more revenue, operate more efficiently, and generate positive recognition for the many services they provide every day. For more information, visit CivicPlus' website.

About Optimere

Optimere is the leading provider of digital compliance, accessibility, and records management solutions that illuminate the path to trusted communications. Optimere has over 6,000 customers globally and is the maker of brands, including ArchiveSocial, Monsido, and NextRequest.

About Monsido

Monsido is a leading web governance solution designed to enable organizations to deliver a superior and inclusive user experience across their digital presence and support their journey to ensure communications are open, optimized, and compliant. The Monsido Platform includes a cohesive suite of tools for web accessibility, website quality assurance, brand and content compliance, user consent management, social and web content archiving, and more. Monsido is powered by integrated technology leader CivicPlus® .
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