On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. Secures Growth Capital Investment
Seacoast Capital Investment Supports OnSSI’s Key Business Initiatives
Pearl River, NY (July 11, 2017) – OnSSI announces the completion of a $16-million private placement by Seacoast Capital, an institutional investor focused on high quality companies based in the USA, with Imperial Capital acting as financial advisor and placement agent.
Seacoast’s first investment in the company will be used to leverage OnSSI’s innovative technologies and reputation in large scale VMS to extend their reach into the middle market with an easy to install appliance and to expand the Business Video Intelligence (BVI) business of its affiliate, SeeTec GbmH. Given Seacoast’s history of supporting high growth enterprises, it will also provide OnSSI with access to additional working capital over the entire term of its investment, ensuring the company can take advantage of future business initiatives on a global scale, while also providing for a conservatively structured and strong balance sheet.
“We have never been better positioned to support our global customers. OnSSI and SeeTec have created a dynamic business proposition by providing leading open architecture based VMS and BVI solutions for the security and logistics markets respectively, and now with this strategic investment by Seacoast, we are strongly positioned for accelerated growth through our core business and key initiatives,” said Gadi Piran, President and CTO, OnSSI.
“We were impressed with the superiority of the technology and management’s dedication and focus on innovation and customer service. As one of the very few remaining independent VMS providers of scale, we are excited to be an investor in the company,” said Timothy Fay, Partner, Seacoast Capital.
“OnSSI’s marquee customer base and prospective customers will benefit from the launch of new and innovative solutions that will come to market on an expedited timeline now with Seacoast’s financial backing. We are pleased to have assisted in bringing these partners together,” said John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Investment Banking, Imperial Capital.
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. OnSSI is headquartered in Pearl River, New York and has representation in over 100 countries. With its acquisition of Germany-based SeeTec GmbH and the launch of Ocularis 5, OnSSI continues to drive global expansion and technological innovations.
SeeTec GmbH was founded in 1996, a pioneer in IP video security and a leading vendor of VMS software in Europe. SeeTec is headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany, with satellite offices in France, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Turkey.