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Impero Software Acquires Netop to Expand its Global Education and Corporate Product Offerings

Acquisition significantly increases Impero’s global presence  and broadens its suite of classroom management and remote access product offerings 

5  January 2021, Nottingham — Impero, a leading provider of online student safety and classroom and network management software, today announced that it has acquired Netop, an international software solutions provider to the education and corporate sectors, from Consolidated Holdings A/S.

The addition of Netop will significantly increase Impero’s global scale and could meaningfully increase Impero’s total and recurring revenue base. The transaction expands Impero’s market reach while diversifying its customer base by providing an entry into the corporate sector, primarily in financial services and retail.

The acquisition will allow Impero to serve customers in both education and corporate markets with a broader suite of offerings, and it will have the potential to both accelerate Impero’s product roadmap and help it realise significant additional revenue by incorporating Netop’s complementary technology into its existing portfolio. The transaction is expected to close within the next four weeks, subject to customary closing conditions.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to bring Impero and Netop into one organisation,” said Justin Reilly, CEO of Impero Software. “I firmly believe that the acquisition of Netop will accelerate our ability to deliver innovative and market-disrupting solutions into the hands of those who need them the most. We have a common history and complementary culture. With Netop being founded in 1981, and Impero in 2002, this acquisition brings together two significant players in the child wellbeing, classroom management and remote control software markets.”

“I am very pleased to have reached this agreement for Impero to become the new owner of Netop,” said Ib Kunøe, Chairman of the Board of Consolidated Holdings A/S. “I am convinced that Impero will be a great future owner of Netop, and that the combined entity will be well positioned to realize the growth opportunities in the market.”

For more information about Impero, visit: www.imperosoftware.com.

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About Impero

Impero Software offers device management and safeguarding software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero Software is now used by over 12,000 schools, accessed by over 2 million devices in over 90 countries.

Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom management features enabling schools and colleges to raise attainment and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated safeguarding functionality uses keyword detection technology and web filtering, to help schools safeguard students online and offline. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com

About Netop

Founded in 1981, Netop has become one of the leading software solutions providers that connect people with computers and smart devices, offering classroom management, safeguarding and remote-control solutions to teachers and school administrators that help improve learning outcomes. Netop’s technology services are used by half the Fortune 100 companies and help businesses deliver quality customer service, reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards. Headquartered in Denmark, Netop has a diversified global presence through its strong, international partner network. Find more information at https://www.netop.com/.