Vista Equity Partners has agreed to purchase cloudÂ computingÂ government technology businessÂ GovDelivery from Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) for $153 million in a push to expand the private equity firmâs presence in the public sector market.
The companiesÂ said MondayÂ theyÂ expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2016Â in a dealÂ subject to closing conditions.
Patrick Severson, a board member and principal at Vista Equity Partners, saidÂ the private equity firm will gain access to GovDeliveryâs digital communications platform that works to help government agencies reach citizens.
GovDeliveryÂ has increased its revenue by almost 600 percent since the Washington, D.C.-based company was acquired by Actua in lateÂ 2009.
Over 1, 800 government clients have adopted GovDeliveryâs digital government communications platform to communicate and reach at least 120 million individuals.
GovDelivery also has unveiled several initiatives to support its digital marketing efforts and comply with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, among otherÂ initiatives.
Technology-oriented investment company Vista sold an 80-percent stake inÂ its former Websense business now known as Forcepoint to Raytheon in mid-2015 for close to $2 billion.
Stephens Inc.Â acted as financial adviser to GovDelivery in the deal.