FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2011
ECN Gains New Partner For Growth and Innovation
Private Equity Firm Invests In Emergency Communications Network
Emergency Communications Network, Inc. (ECN) of Ormond Beach, Florida has partnered with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm. ECN provides critical, time-sensitive communications to individuals on behalf of government and education clients, while Riverside invests in exceptional companies around the world to help them grow bigger and perform better. ECN’s management team will remain in place following Riverside’s investment, and ECN will remain in Ormond Beach.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Riverside,” said ECN President David DiGiacomo. “We carefully considered our options and chose Riverside thanks to its proven track record of providing the resources and knowledge to help companies succeed. Our entire leadership team is eager to get started working with them. We are confident this partnership will mean more innovative solutions and better service for our customers.”
ECN’s clients trust the company to deliver targeted messages to citizens or pre-determined groups in specific geographic areas to communicate warnings, information about natural disasters or other vital information. ECN’s service helps save lives, find missing children, and keep citizens out of harm’s way every day. The company delivers millions of messages annually through three primary services:
- CodeRED uses patented delivery methods and proprietary mapping technology to reliably and rapidly deliver time-sensitive messages on behalf of municipal customers to local citizens.
- CodeRED WeatherWarning provides citizens highly targeted, automated notifications of severe weather events.
- CodeED, ECN’s education platform, allows school administrators to deliver personalized messages anywhere at any time to disseminate information quickly and easily to parents, students, and teachers.
“We expect to continue expanding our services while adding customers in new geographies and segments,” said DiGiacomo. “We have a very strong foundation in our exceptional employees, loyal customers, and consistent management team.”
In an increasingly interconnected world, ECN fills a unique void by providing its customers with the ability to communicate real-time, mass messages on a targeted basis to their constituents across any type of message delivery. Whether it is a message to alert local residents of an approaching storm, missing child, utility outage or school closure, ECN’s alerts allow for information to be quickly, accurately and reliably delivered, which improves event outcomes and citizen satisfaction. ECN’s service allows customers to quickly implement and activate its solution without any equipment costs.
Riverside plans to support ECN by investing in continuous product improvement, adding sales resources, strengthening the company’s infrastructure and operations, and developing new products and services. Riverside will also seek add-on acquisitions that complement ECN by adding customers, products, services, or new technologies.
Emergency Communications Network (http://www.ecnetwork.com/)
Emergency Communications Network is an Ormond Beach, Florida company that delivers critical safety, weather, and organizational information through an advanced “outbound 911” system that delivers key messages to citizens via telephone. ECN provides its cost-effective solutions to more than 1,000 customers in 49 states that include municipalities, county and state governments, first responders, public utilities, power plants and school districts.