Harris Williams & Co. Advises TriTech Software Systems on its Strategic Investment from Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe

January 6, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. announces that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to TriTech Software Systems (TriTech), owned by founder Chris Maloney and WestView Capital Partners (WestView), with regard to a strategic investment from Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe (FFL) under which FFL acquired TriTech shares from Westview and other shareholders. The transaction was led by Jeff Bistrong, Jim Reinhart, Eric Reimers and Eric Kim from Harris Williams & Co.'s Technology, Telecom & Digital Media (TTDM) Group in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA.

"TriTech's innovative public safety software solutions deliver mission critical support and functionality that helps protect citizens across numerous state and local governments around the world. We enjoyed working with the TriTech team, widely recognized as the industry's thought leaders, and look forward to their success with their new partners. Our success in supporting the growth of public safety software companies is one of the most rewarding activities in which we participate," said Jeff Bistrong, head of Harris Williams & Co.'s Technology, Telecom, & Digital Media (TTDM) Group.

TriTech provides innovative, comprehensive public safety solutions for law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies through its integrated suite of public safety applications. From small towns to major metropolitan areas, TriTech's flexible and configurable solutions enable agencies to consolidate or share resources to streamline operations, minimize response times, and maximize operational efficiencies. The company is one of the largest public safety software companies in the world with installations in more than 2,200 agencies across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Ireland.

WestView is a private equity firm with over $500 million under management that is focused exclusively on lower-middle market companies. WestView partners with existing management teams to sponsor minority and majority recapitalization, buyout, growth and consolidation transactions. WestView is located in Boston, MA.

Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle market companies. Formed in 1998, FFL's strategy is to invest in companies where the substantial strategic and operating expertise of FFL's principals can help management improve margins, make acquisitions and grow earnings. FFL's targeted sectors include consumer products, financial services, outsourced business services, education, healthcare and marketing and media. Previous investments include: Tempur-Pedic International, Discovery Foods, Milestone AV Technologies, CapitalSource, Korn/Ferry International, Guardian Home Care and GeoVera Insurance Group.