April 24, 2017

SSB BART Group Receives $40 Million Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity

VIENNA, VA – April 24, 2017 – SSB BART Group, the leader in digital accessibility solutions in the United States, announced today a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies.

SSB BART Group, which will launch its new corporate brand as Level Access in the coming months, has 20 years of experience and a robust client roster that includes some of the world’s best known brands, educational institutions, and federal, state, and local government agencies. SSB’s cloud-based, scalable SaaS, the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), allows companies to manage their accessibility initiatives across the entire development life cycle.

“We see access to technology as having a profound, enabling effect on the lives of people with disabilities,” said Tim Springer, CEO of SSB BART Group. “As the number of accessibility lawsuits rises, more organizations are realizing they lack the technical expertise to test and remediate their systems. Our Accessibility Management Platform steps in to fill the gap in their development team and integrates accessibility into the software development cycle. JMI’s investment will allow us to grow our team, expand our reach, and develop exciting features for AMP faster than we could do it alone.”

“SSB BART Group is a dynamic and unique player in the software market,” said Bob Nye, General Partner at JMI Equity. “We are impressed with the team’s ability to produce a cutting-edge, industry-leading product and drive strong sales across a variety of verticals, and are excited to partner with this innovative firm for the next phase of its growth.”

About SSB BART Group

For nearly two decades, SSB has provided technology accessibility compliance solutions for corporations, government agencies and leading educational institutions. SSB’s solutions ensure conformity with relevant laws, standards and guidelines, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Mandate 376, and Section 508 requirements. Implementing a comprehensive approach to address the full scope of accessible technology regulations, SSB offers software, consulting, and training to ensure compliance in desktop, mobile and electronic document systems. SSB’s solutions meet the complex and changing demands of enterprise class organizations and include a suite of services to assist clients beginning compliance initiatives. The firm is known as the complete solution for accessibility compliance issues, earning numerous industry accolades reflecting its breadth and depth of expertise, strategic focus and superior customer service. SSB has worked with many regulatory and standards-developing organizations in an advisory capacity, including the U.S. Access Board, Federal Communications Commission and the World Wide Web Consortium. SSB BART Group has offices in Virginia, California, and New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.ssbbartgroup.com.

About JMI Equity

JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 130 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 85 exits, and raised more than $3.0 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.