Capita acquires police HR specialist Cedar

The Capita Group has acquired Cedar HR Software Limited for £15 million on a debt free, cash-free basis.

Sep 29, 2011
By Paul Jacques

The Capita Group has acquired Cedar HR Software Limited for £15 million on a debt free, cash-free basis.

Cedar, part of the Advanced Computer Software Group, is a specialist provider of human resource management software to UK policing.

Alongside Capita’s acquisition of SunGard Public Sector last year and Beat Systems Ltd earlier this year, the acquisition brings new market opportunities to Capita, particularly in the area of outsourced services to police authorities.

Cedar already provides software to 30 of the UK’s 53 forces and its largest clients include Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire and Thames Valley.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Parker, joint chief operating officer of the Capita Group, said: “This acquisition adds both innovation and breadth to our solutions for police forces. It will allow us to offer a full, end to end, back office solution integrating payroll, rostering and scheduling, finance and procurement; in essence a platform for transformation in what is an important new market for Capita.

“Given the challenges the sector faces, we believe our offering will provide police forces with real opportunities to drive down costs, improve services to citizens and accelerate their transformational journey.”

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