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NEC Software Solutions UK announces intent to acquire Capita Secure Solutions and Services to expand its emergency services offering

NEC Software Solutions UK, part of the NEC Corporation, has announced its intention to acquire Capita Secure Solutions and Services, a leading provider of software and solutions to the emergency services and justice sectors. Subject to consents and approvals, the deal is intended to complete around the end of 2021.

NEC Software Solutions UK provides innovative software and services to UK police forces as well as law enforcement organisations across the world. From investigations to forensics, traffic enforcement to biometrics, its solutions enable police forces to refocus resources to where they are needed most and provide key intelligence to improve decision making on the frontline.

With over 30 years’ experience, Capita Secure Solutions and Services has software solutions, radio managed services and additional support services installed in 15 countries across five continents, protecting 135 million people. It has an extensive portfolio of 150 customers, which includes agencies in the police, fire, ambulance, and other public safety agencies.

The complementary offerings will allow joined up delivery and connected technology driving opportunities for more effective processes and operations for customers.

Tina Whitley, chief executive officer of NEC Software Solutions UK said, “Capita Secure Solutions and Services is a natural fit with NECSWS. Emergency services face extreme challenges and pressures when deploying resources. Our goal has always been to provide emergency services with innovative tools to be able to better protect the communities they serve. By bringing our two teams together, we create an enhanced platform to ensure we continue to do this as we innovate and grow.”

Naoki Yoshida, senior vice president at NEC Corporation, said: “Uniting both ours and Capita Secure Solutions and Services’ people, technology and expertise will enable innovation to happen on a larger scale to provide emergency services with everything they need to make effective and informed dispatch decisions.”

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