Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC) Announces Its Merger With i2

Company: Knowledge Computing Corporation.
Published: 05 July, 2009
KCC, the premier provider of crime-fighting solutions to leading edge law enforcement agencies nationwide, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with i2, the premier provider of visual analysis software.

Prior to the merger, both i2 and KCC were independently solid companies and now have joined together to create an even stronger entity. Since 1998, Tucson based KCC has provided its technology-based crime-fighting product COPLINK(R) to thousands of leading edge law enforcement agencies for crime-fighting operations nationwide. Within this past quarter, KCC continued to successfully build out its law enforcement footprint throughout the states of California and North Carolina. In addition, they expanded the capabilities of COPLINK(R) with the addition of a new Facial Recognition module.

The new company will have 350 global employees and support a combined 4,500 public and private sector clients in 149 countries. Robert Griffin, formerly CEO of KCC, will serve as CEO of the newly combined company and will lead the existing i2 senior management team. "The merger between i2 and KCC not only strengthens business operations across core markets but, more importantly, is one that we believe will spur tremendous innovation that benefits our global customer base," notes Griffin, who joined KCC in 2002. "With i2's proven track record delivering intelligence analysis and visualization solutions to public safety, military, national security and commercial organizations coupled with KCC's unmatched experience serving the law enforcement market, we believe the newly combined firm is ideally positioned to meet the growing demand for solutions that address an increasingly complex global threat environment."

The transaction strategically aligns the two organizations' complementary global resources and furthers KCC and i2's joint mission to deliver innovative software solutions that support intelligence-led operations across public safety, military, national security and commercial organizations. Under terms of the merger agreement, the new entity will be called i2 and continue to have primary operations in the United States (McLean, VA and Tucson, AZ) and in the United Kingdom (Cambridge).