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Shea & Company Advises Brandt Information Systems on its Equity Investment from Providence Equity Partners

Brandt Information Services Profile

  • Brandt Information Services (“Brandt”) is a leading provider of licensing, registrations, reservations and e-commerce solutions for the outdoor recreational market, providing simple, modern and secure technology solutions to conservation agencies and their users
  • Brandt has successfully scaled in the outdoor recreational industry with products and services to support hunting, fishing, boating and camping transactions
  • Since NexPhase Capital’s investment in 2018, Brandt has executed on its long-term growth objectives, including significant growth through organic product extensions and adding new agency partners, the strategic acquisitions of Terra Technology Group in 2022 and Itinio in 2023 and enhancing operations to scale and continue providing excellent service
  • Brandt was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tallahassee, FL with more than 300 employees

Providence Equity Partners Profile

  • Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) is a premier private equity firm specializing in growth-oriented investments in media, communications, education and technology across North America and Europe
  • Providence combines its partnership approach to investing with deep industry expertise to help management teams build exceptional businesses and generate attractive returns
  • Providence has invested over $36 billion across more than 175 private equity portfolio companies
  • Providence was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Providence, RI with offices in New York, London, Boston and Atlanta

NexPhase Capital Profile

  • NexPhase Capital (“NexPhase”) is a thematically driven and operationally focused lower middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in growth-oriented and capital-efficient companies within three distinct industry verticals:  healthcare, software and consumer
  • NexPhase partners with companies that have reached a growth inflection point and are seeking a value-added partner to help navigate the company’s “next phase” offering extensive industry and operational experience
  • NexPhase has completed over 100 investments, including add-ons, and targets control equity investments between $40 million and $150 million
  • NexPhase was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY
NexPhase has been a great partner for Brandt during an exciting period of growth and innovation. Today, we are excited to build on the momentum delivering unparalleled solutions and experiences for outdoor enthusiasts by bringing in Providence to help us get to the next level of service for our recreational government agency customers

Richard Wise

Founder & Board Member, Brandt Information Services

Finding the right investment partners who share our conviction in powering the outdoor economy is crucial to our continued success. We are grateful for the exceptional value, insight and resources the NexPhase team has provided in supporting our growth thus far, positioning Brandt to continue transforming the outdoor experience for our customers across the country. We are excited to welcome the experienced Providence team as our new majority owners to help us grow and innovate for the benefit of our customers and our team

Travis Warren

Chief Executive Officer, Brandt Information Services

Brandt is a preeminent provider of modern software for outdoor recreational management needs. We look forward to partnering with Travis and the rest of the team to help advance their portfolio of solutions and services and support the development of new capabilities that help customers streamline their processes

William Hughes

Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners

We are pleased to have executed on our shared strategic objectives in partnership with the Brandt management team. At NexPhase, our mission is to unlock value and position the companies we partner with to navigate the ‘next phase’ of their growth. We are confident that Brandt’s expanded offerings and reach will continue to lead the industry and redefine how technology is deployed and utilized by outdoor recreational organizations during the Company’s next chapter

Joel Killion

Partner, NexPhase Capital

  • Providence Equity Partners’ equity investment in Brandt was announced on June 5, 2024; financial terms were not disclosed
  • Shea & Company served as financial advisor to Brandt on the transaction
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