Capita acquires police mobile data specialist Beat Systems

Capita Group has acquired Beat Systems Limited (BSL) for an undisclosed sum. BSL is a specialist provider of secure mobile data solutions to UK policing.

Jul 21, 2011
By Paul Jacques

Capita Group has acquired Beat Systems Limited (BSL) for an undisclosed sum. BSL is a specialist provider of secure mobile data solutions to UK policing.

It follows the recent acquisition of SunGard Public Sector – now the secure information systems business of the Capita Group – and will give Capita new market opportunities in the area of outsourced services to police authorities and Home Office criminal justice organisations.

BSL’s largest clients include Cleveland Police, Nottinghamshire Police, Lincolnshire Police and British Transport Police. The company has developed innovative mobile technology for police forces and other public sector clients.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Parker, joint chief operating officer of the Capita Group said: “This acquisition adds both innovation and breadth of solution to our secure information systems for police forces, introducing new customers and opening up new markets for the wider Capita Group. This is a key new area for Capita and, given the cuts in funding which the sector faces, one which provides real opportunities for the group to drive down costs, improve customer services and add value.”

BSL, which will become part of Capita’s secure information services business, has around 30 employees, based mainly in Glasgow.

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