Ascend Advises MCCi in its Acquisition of GovBuilt

Together, MCCi and GovBuilt provide a robust, user-friendly technology offering to meet the ever-evolving needs of government agencies.

WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2023) Ascend Capital Group is pleased to announce its most recent transaction in the GovTech space, serving as the exclusive buy-side advisor to MCCi, a portfolio company of Century Park Capital Partners and business process automation leader recently recognized as a GovTech100 company. MCCi acquired GovBuilt, an innovative software platform known for its superior customer service and pioneering offerings to government agencies. This strategic combination strengthens MCCi’s portfolio and reinforces its position as a leader in the GovTech market.

“After conducting extensive independent market research and thoughtfully analyzing the data, Ascend identified GovBuilt as an ideal partner due to its compatible tech stack, experienced management team, and complimentary product offering that would allow us to better serve both companies’ customers,” said MCCi CEO Donny Barstow. “Ascend’s strategic thinking and attentive guidance throughout this process not only provided us a new perspective on the partner we needed but helped us successfully bring that vision to life.”

MCCi provides business process automation to over 1,500 state and local government agencies, police departments, educational providers, and businesses. Their offerings include the JustFOIA cloud-based record request tool, electronic signatures, contract applications, citizen forms, and ID verification. GovBuilt is a low-code/no-code case management platform specifically built for government agencies to provide citizens with a one-stop experience for multiple use cases. With an increased interest in digital licensing and permitting in the GovTech market, this investment reaffirms the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge services to its clients.

“Our acquisition of GovBuilt further enables us to provide enhanced user experiences — akin to the user-friendliness of working with live customer service representatives — to citizens and government employees alike. We are already working to launch new solutions and integrations to quickly and efficiently fulfill our clients’ pressing and ever-evolving operational needs,” Barstow added.

“The excitement in the market surrounding this combination is the best outcome we could have imagined. MCCi is already seeing increased customer momentum, which speaks to the combined strengths of both organizations and how well they are serving the needs in the GovTech market together,” said Ascend Managing Director DJ Palmer. “We look forward to seeing MCCi and GovBuilt continue demonstrating their commitment to customers and the positive impact this partnership will have on state and local agencies.”

This transaction was effective November 10, 2023.

Contact

Douglas Palmer, Jr. (“DJ”)

dpalmer@ascendcg.com | 703.509.2845

After conducting extensive independent market research and thoughtfully analyzing the data, Ascend identified GovBuilt as an ideal partner due to its compatible tech stack, experienced management team, and complimentary product offering that would allow us to better serve both companies’ customers. Ascend’s strategic thinking and attentive guidance throughout this process not only provided us a new perspective on the partner we needed but helped us successfully bring that vision to life.

  • Donny Barstow

  • CEO at MCCi
About MCCi
About MCCi

MCCi is a leading provider of business process automation solutions, the creator of JustFOIA, and the world’s largest Laserfiche solution provider. We create organizational efficiencies by adding intelligence to your business processes using hyper automation technologies. At MCCi, our top priority is delighting clients and their citizens, making an impactful difference in the life of everyone that we serve. We are a trusted partner to over 1,500 organizations across state and local governments, education, and select commercial entities.  For more information on MCCi, please visit mccinnovations.com.

About Century Park Capital Partners
About Century Park Capital Partners

Century Park Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity group established in 2000 that invests in family businesses, owner-operated firms and corporate divestitures with the purpose of accelerating growth and transforming these companies into leading industry players. We specialize in acquiring strategically well-positioned yet under-resourced middle market companies with identifiable potential for value creation. We leverage our C-level executive partners (“Century Leaders”) in targeted sectors to build an investment thesis, evaluate opportunities, and lead portfolio companies through the value creation process. We further support our investments with proven operational and best practice initiatives, led by our operating team, including buy-and-build acquisition integration programs and infrastructure additions. For more information on Century Park, please visit centuryparkcapital.com.

About GovBuilt
About GovBuilt

GovBuilt, headquartered in Manhattan, KS, is a new-age community development and government website platform for local governments. With over 30 years of combined government software experience, GovBuilt has worked with government employees, contractors, and citizens to build a best-in-class online solution that streamlines government operations. For more information on GovBuilt, please visit govbuilt.com.

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