Completion of investment into EPM - February 2020
Founded in 1987 and based in Bromsgrove, EPM is a software and consulting business to the UK public transport industry. It works with all major bus groups, larger operators and independents providing software to support their business processes and manage their revenue streams
The business has developed and maintained its own software IP over the last 25 years, with its latest generation solutions supported by recurring software maintenance revenues. With our support, the business will be looking to deepen its foothold in bus operations through additional software modules, a move towards SaaS-based solutions and continued expansion internationally. We will also look for potential bolt-on acquisitions that will allow EPM to diversify further into the transportation space
As with many of our investments, we have strengthened the management team with the appointment of a new CEO. Ian Churchull, formerly of BigHand (backed by Bridgepoint) and Capita, will take this newly created role at completion
In February 2021, EPM completed its first acquisition of Omnibus Solutions. Founded in 1990, Omnibus is a similar provider of software solutions for passenger transport scheduling, staff rostering, depot allocation and timetable construction to public transport operators and location authorities, in the UK and overseas.
The acquisition complements EPM's software offering focused on improving operation and commercial performance, and will enable the Group to provide a higher quality service and wider offering existing clients