Impero Software Acquires ContentKeeper to Expand its Cloud-Based Offerings


Impero Software, a leading provider of online student security, classroom management and secure remote access software, today announced the acquisition of ContentKeeper, a leader in web filtering, reporting and mobile security for schools. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In addition to expanding Impero’s product offering, reach and customer base in the United States, the acquisition will accelerate Impero’s strategy to build a fully integrated, device-agnostic, cloud-based product portfolio for enterprise and education customers.

“I am thrilled to bring ContentKeeper into the Impero family,” said Justin Reilly, CEO of Impero. “ContentKeeper is widely considered one of the best filtering solutions for the K-12 market, but their reach extends beyond education. Their products will help us to take another critical step towards our vision of a future where we can collectively be safe and productive online, regardless of our individual circumstances. With this acquisition, Impero Software becomes a truly global organization, and with customers in over 100 countries, we are excited to provide even more mission-critical value to our combined user base.” 

This acquisition completes Impero’s purchase of Netop from Consolidated Holdings A / S earlier this year. Adding ContentKeeper’s team, partners and customers will help Impero accelerate its product development plan while generating additional revenue as one organisation.

“I am very pleased and excited to see the addition of ContentKeeper’s leading technology to Impero’s growing solution set. The combined entity will be stronger together to realize growth in the market, as well as become a major player in the wider Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)/Zero-Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA) cloud-based future,” said David Wigley, CEO of ContentKeeper Technologies. 

Impero was acquired by Investcorp Technology Partners, a leading European lower mid-market technology investor, in August 2017. Since then, Investcorp has supported Impero’s international growth both organically and through complementary acquisitions, expanding further your customer base to new geographies.

Julian Bennet, Principal at Investcorp Technology Partners, commented on the transaction: “Impero has an overarching mission to keep individuals safe online and we have been excited about the growth prospects since we initially invested in the company. The acquisition of ContentKeeper brings exceptional technology and underscores the team’s vision to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions to protect students and users both online and offline, and brings with it an extremely talented team with identical missions and values. “

Matthew Giannelis

Secondary editor and executive officer at Tech Business News. Contracting as an IT support engineer for 20 years Matthew has a passion for sharing his knowledge of the technology industry. He's also an advocate for global cyber security matters.

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