Peoplesafe announce Canada-headquartered acquisition, Ok Alone

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Peoplesafe has announced that it is expanding its global reach with an exciting international acquisition, acquiring Canada-based employee protection software application business, Ok Alone.

The nascent North American personal safety markets have been growing quickly in recent years. New legislation and regulation in the US and Canada has generated a greater level of employer focus on protecting people and an appreciation for how this can be facilitated through software and the internet of things.

Ok Alone have been well placed to serve this growing market, with their app-based service supporting businesses across North America. The acquisition expands the business’ geographical footprint, making Peoplesafe a truly global provider of personal safety technology.

This expansion comes at an opportune time, coinciding with Peoplesafe’s launch of market-leading software platform, Nexus – a pioneering new cloud-hosted software platform that enables customers to proactively manage personal safety risk across their business.

The multi-tenanted platform is a single point of management and information for serious EHS incidents in a company and provides insightful reports and actionable data to aid customers in understanding and measuring the risks that their people face. This allows employees to put mitigating actions in place, in order to drive improved personal safety, security and productivity.

Nexus has been instrumental in enabling this expansion, as this revolutionary platform offers the capacity to extend Peoplesafe’s expertise into new geographies. The acquisition of Ok Alone alongside the new platform launch provides Peoplesafe with more of a global reach by facilitating its first entry into the North American market.

The acquisition of Ok Alone presents an exciting expansion opportunity for Peoplesafe, with the US and Canada providing huge opportunities for growth in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Industry. Both this acquisition and the launch of the Nexus platform represent a real step-change in terms of risk management in the realm of employee safety, at a time when it’s increasingly needed. Nexus is enabling us to scale rapidly and integrate with new technologies, making it easier to bring our platform and expertise to new markets and extend our global protection programme.”

Naz Dossa

CEO, Peoplesafe

We’re really excited to be joining forces with Peoplesafe. Ok Alone has seen exceptional growth in the North American markets in recent years, especially through our partnerships with ADP and Geotab. Combining expertise with the leading global provider of employee safety technology makes for an exciting proposition. I look forward to seeing firsthand the many new opportunities for growth and development.”

Barry Larson

Founder, Ok Alone

It is fantastic to see Peoplesafe expand its global reach with this acquisition, and we’re pleased to welcome Ok Alone to the Group. The North American markets represent a huge opportunity for the company and the new Nexus platform will enable Peoplesafe to win more global clients than ever before, and in turn save more lives through its personal safety software suite.”

Daniel Bailey

Investment Director, ECI Partners

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