Morgan Stanley Invests $47M in California Software Firm

Visionary Integration Professionals announced the windfall last month with the intention to expand its market share, which consists of more than 1,200 government and commercial clients.

by / December 12, 2018

Visionary Integration Professionals, a technology firm that makes business strategy software for governments and corporations, received a $47.3 million investment from Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, according to a disclosure form filed Nov. 9 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

A news release from the company said the new funding will accelerate the growth of VIP and its cloud-learning subsidiary, Virginia-based Meridian Knowledge Solutions, and lead them to a bigger market share.

Based in Folsom, Calif., VIP makes a range of customizable software to design market strategies, analyze their progress, train staff and develop products according to need, serving over 1,200 public and private clients since its inception in 1996. Meridian sells a cloud-based learning management system with over 7 million users worldwide.

The news release said Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, based in New York, typically invests in “middle-market companies with excellent market positions, strong management teams, and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization)” of at least $10 million.