Critical Response Group

Exclusive financial advisor to Critical Response Group, Inc.

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (“KPMG CF” or the “Firm”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Critical Response Group, Inc. (“Critical Response Group,” “CRG” or the “Company”) on its minority investment from McCarthy Capital. CRG’s indoor emergency response mapping solution delivers high-resolution imagery, floor plans and critical building features to first responders. Initially focused on K-12 school security, the Company has now mapped thousands of unique locations across the country in the education, government, healthcare, transportation and commercial sectors. CRG’s founders, comprising decorated special operations veterans and former law enforcement, spent years using maps to communicate in chaotic conditions, giving the Company a unique direct experience using maps to support tactical operations.

Why KPMG Corporate Finance

KPMG CF’s role in this significant transaction underscores the firm’s deep-rooted expertise in vertical and safety/compliance-driven technologies. KPMG CF’s comprehensive understanding of the unique market dynamics within these verticals enabled the firm to strategically position CRG in a manner that highlighted its cutting-edge solutions and potential for scalability. KPMG CF’s approach was instrumental in driving a competitive process that not only maximized value for the client, but also aligned with an investor who shares CRG's vision for growth and innovation.

About Critical Response Group

Critical Response Group is a provider of critical incident mapping data producing common operating pictures to enhance command and control efforts during an emergency. CRG’s origins are grounded in thousands of real-life direct-action raids conducted by the United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF) over the past two decades and dozens of county-wide deployments domestically over the past five years. The management team’s mix of decorated and combat-tested USSOF officers and senior law enforcement executives possess a unique perspective on building and implementing CRGs for domestic first responders, with a focus on CRGs being used when a crisis occurs.

Selecting the KPMG team was one of the best decisions our leadership made throughout our recent transaction. From the fantastic Software Investment Banking Team to the Quality of Earnings Group, our company was in a position to execute a “no drama” transaction.  The entire KPMG team had a clear understanding of what made our Company special and valuable, and worked tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome.

Mike Rodgers

Founder & CEO of Critical Response Group

About McCarthy Capital

McCarthy Capital, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is a private equity firm with over $4.0 billion in assets under management and focused on 1partnering with lower middle-market companies. For more than 35 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies.

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John Paul Ditty
Managing Director, Corporate Finance, KPMG US


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