CPE News (1.05.2022) – Intrado Corporation, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO), has acquired Winnipeg, Manitoba based Permission Click, a pioneer in education technology.
With this acquisition, Intrado Life & Safety expands its leadership position in K-12 education technology, adding Permission Click’s digital workflow solutions to its SchoolMessenger communications suite of solutions.
Permission Click’s executive team and employees will join Intrado Life & Safety to support clients and drive continued technology development and product innovation.
Founded by Chris Johnson, Scott Macaulay and Kevin Buckner, Permission Click had been backed by Friesens Corp., Real Ventures, an unnamed “international strategic investor”, and others.
Intrado Corporation, formerly West Corporation, is a global leader in technology-enabled services. Apollo acquired West in October 2017 and re-branded it as Introdo in June 2019.
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Intrado Acquires Permission Click
Integrating Permission Click with existing Intrado Life & Safety digital workflow tools will accelerate the digital transformation for K-12 education
ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intrado Corporation (“Intrado”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced today that it has acquired Permission Click, a pioneer in education technology. With this acquisition, Intrado Life & Safety expands its leadership position in K-12 education technology, adding Permission Click’s digital workflow solutions to its SchoolMessenger communications suite of solutions.
Permission Click’s innovative product enables schools and school districts to digitize previously manual processes and forms management, increasing efficiency, transparency, and policy compliance, in addition to saving time for parents and teachers. Permission Click’s executive team and employees will join Intrado Life & Safety to support clients and drive continued technology development and product innovation.
“We are excited to add Permission Click and its team to our Digital Workflows business, expanding our solutions with a powerful tool and advancing our leadership in the education marketplace,” said Vik Krishnan, General Manager of Intrado’s Digital Workflows business. “The combination of SchoolMessenger and Permission Click solutions is unique in the K-12 education market and beyond.”
About Intrado Corporation
Intrado Corporation is an innovative, cloud-based, global technology partner to clients around the world. Our solutions connect people and organizations at the right time and in the right ways, making those mission-critical connections more relevant, engaging, and actionable – turning Information to Insight.
Intrado has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and South America. Intrado is controlled by affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO). For more information, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.intrado.com.
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