Monday, May 20th, 2019 - Noggin

AUCKLAND AND SYDNEY, May 20, 2019 – Noggin Pty Ltd (“Noggin”), a cloud-based safety and security software platform -- with solutions in emergency and crisis management, environmental health and safety, business continuity and security operations for enterprises -- has partnered with Auckland-based Darby Capital Partners, a growth private equity firm focused on partnering with high-growth Asia-Pacific technology companies. Darby Capital Partners was the lead in a Series B investment into Noggin.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Noggin is a market leading safety and security software platform used by blue chip customers and major government departments across a range of industries across the globe, from airports and utilities to large corporations and non-profits.  

Noggin CEO James Boddam-Whetham said that the capital would be used to continue its growth in APAC, as well as fuel growth in the North American and EMEA markets where it was starting to gain good traction, as well as support its release of its Noggin 2.0 platform in the coming months. 

“We believed Darby Capital Partners was the right fit for Noggin given their great track record in the region and abroad,” said Boddam-Whetham. "The Darby principals have a great blend of practical business acumen, great strategic thinking as well as excellent financial and legal insights as well as access to expertise in international markets. Culturally, they are a great fit for us and we are really looking forward to partnering with them from a management perspective."

Tom Darby, Partner, Darby Capital Partners, said that organisations across the globe face increasing threats and regulations to navigate.

"Noggin automates the planning, responding and reporting on all types of events so customers know what is happening, who is safe and the steps to mitigate the impact," Darby said. "Noggin is that great combination of market leading software and an experienced founding management team that has deep domain expertise to drive outcomes for its stakeholders."

Zak Darby, Partner, Darby Capital Partners, said: "The Noggin founders built a leading software company out of their passion for helping people manage disruption smarter. We are excited to partner with such a strong management team and help them continue their impressive growth trajectory.” 

About Noggin

Noggin is a leading provider of safety and security software, with a particular focus on incident management. Its solutions cover emergency and crisis management, security operations, intelligence, environmental health and safety, risk management and business continuity, in a single integrated platform. Noggin has over 100 staff across its Australian, US and EMEA operations, and continues to be recognised as a market leader in safety and security management systems across industries including public safety, transport, utilities, education, mining, oil & gas and financial services.

Its Noggin 2.0 platform provides powerful, enterprise-grade flexibility for organisations to tailor their incident and risk information, reporting, plans and workflows, using visual ‘low-code’ designers. It also provides a library of ready-to-use solutions that customers can install, to get started quickly and easily following industry best practice workflows, in a single consistent platform. With embedded capabilities for communications, tasking, geo-spatial & data analysis, Noggin is the leading cloud platform for integrated safety and security management.

About Darby Capital Partners

Darby Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on driving growth for Asia-Pacific lower middle market technology companies through business development and capital investment. They seek to partner with driven entrepreneurs and provide transformative capital to these high growth companies. Darby Capital Partners has an international reach through its USA investors and network that include, Ric Kayne, Co-Chairman and Founder of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.


For more information on this transaction, please contact:

James Boddam-Whetham at +1 925 364 1882 or [email protected]

Tom Darby at +64 21 920 309 or [email protected]

Source: Noggin Pty Ltd & Darby Capital Partners Limited

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Noggin, a market-leading safety and security software provider used by blue chip clients globally receives growth capital investment from Auckland-based Darby Capital Partners.



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