Valsoft Corporation strengthens Local Government vertical with the acquisition of Forms Express
Montreal, Canada, 14 July, 2023 – Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Montreal-based company specialized in the acquisition and development of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Forms Express, an industry leader in transactional mail, billing and payment services across Australia and New Zealand.
Forms Express has over 28 years of experience in delivery of transactional mail services on behalf of Local Government, Water Authorities and Utility clients in Australasia. Forms Express, as a leading provider in the region, has revolutionised the way in which bills are delivered and paid through its “eNotices” omnichannel platform, delivering millions of bills annually with instant online and scheduled payment options for their clients’ bill payers.
“Our ongoing innovation of electronic delivery and payment services has resulted in accelerating our client’s payment collection and providing them greater flexibility and visibility over the entire transactional process. I determined that for our future success, we needed to explore a strong partnership that would allow us to bring new products to market quicker,” stated Pat O’Connor, Forms Express’s CEO. “My goal was to find a strong partner with software and billing expertise who could continue our legacy of having a meaningful connection with our customers as well as someone that had an existing global presence in the space.”
With this latest acquisition, Forms Express becomes the third company in the Local Government vertical to join Aspire Software – the operating group at Valsoft. Forms Express can further strengthen its presence in the Australasia region and expand globally by leveraging Aspire’s existing presence.
“Forms Express has developed a unique solution offering key services for local governments in Australia. We’re looking forward to bringing Forms Express to new heights, “ said Jeffrey Messud, Operating Partner of Aspire Software, a division of Valsoft Corporation. “We, alongside the world-class management team currently in place at the business, will continue Forms Express’s legacy as long-term partners serving the billing and payment industry while enabling customers with the best technology to exceed expectations in product and services quality.”
About Forms Express
Forms Express’ technology platform “eNotices” brings the best billing, communication, and payment processes for large volume transactional mail clients and streamlines operational processes, meets market demands, and creates new products and services, that consistently deliver cost savings, productivity gains and superior client experiences.
eNotices is designed to provide its clients with a comprehensive solution to manage bill notice delivery and payments through an online portal with real-time information and automation of administrative processes. The solution delivers a high-level self-service capability that simplifies the sign-up process for the bill payer, and allows them to manage, access, print and pay their notices.
About Valsoft Corporation
Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.
Valsoft was represented internally by David Felicissimo, General Counsel. Externally, Valsoft was represented by Alistair Jaque, Antony Bull and Sally Yang of Deutsch Miller. Forms Express was represented by Peter Bazzani and Andrew Heale of BSP Lawyers.
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