GovDelivery Merges With Denver-Based Firm

Granicus offers complementary services for the public sector.

St. Paul-based GovDelivery is merging with Denver-based Granicus, the companies announced on Tuesday.
The move brings together two of the largest public-sector software companies. GovDelivery helps governments communicate with constituents with its email software and has 1,800 customers, while Granicus offers a cloud service to run government offices more efficiently and serves 1,200—including 40 out of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. Many government units currently use both.
The merger was pushed by Vista Equity Partners, which recently acquired both firms. Vista paid $153 million for GovDelivery at the end of September.
“Governments are confronting a rapidly changing world with increasing expectations from citizens,” GovDelivery CEO Scott Burns said in a statement. “We have long admired Granicus as a leader in serving government and know that combining these two companies will create a powerful partner in helping connect government and citizens in meaningful ways.”
The combined company’s 375 employees will continue to work out of the same offices in St. Paul; Denver; Washington, D.C.; and the United Kingdom. They’ll work independently through the end of the year with a greater focus on merging in the next year.