MCP acquires Black & Veatch's public safety consulting arm


By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 16 January, 2020


MCP acquires Black & Veatch's public safety consulting arm

US company Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a public safety consulting and IT support services firm, has acquired Black & Veatch’s public safety consulting division.

In a statement, MCP said the move “strengthens its capabilities to design and deploy reliable, advanced radio and wireless broadband systems targeting the public safety sector”.

The company added that the “acquisition also enhances MCP’s ability to provide a holistic view of the emergency response ecosystem” and reinforces its ability to provide “independent, vendor-agnostic consulting services for public safety systems and operations”.

“Mission-critical communications systems are becoming more integrated and interconnected, and clients need added support managing this complexity,” said Kevin Murray, MCP’s co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Black & Veatch Public Safety (BVPS) was formed in 2015 through the acquisition of RCC Consultants, a US consulting and engineering firm that served local government, public safety and utility wireless communication system operators.

Since that time, BVPS has designed and/or implemented more than 200 wireless communications systems.

“The consultants joining Mission Critical Partners are well-respected and highly experienced within the public safety communications market,” said Fred Ellermeier, Black & Veatch Vice President of Connected Communities.

“They bring a focus on modernising complex networks and emergency communications systems, making them an ideal complement to MCP’s existing team of professionals.”

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