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LeadsOnline Announces Strategic Acquisition of Nighthawk.Cloud, Inc. to Broaden Investigative Technology Capabilities

PLANO, Texas, May 21, 2024 – LeadsOnline LLC, a premier provider of data, technology, and intelligence tools for law enforcement agencies, today announced the acquisition of Nighthawk.Cloud, Inc. (“Nighthawk”), a leader in investigative data visualization and analysis. This strategic combination brings Nighthawk’s analysis capabilities into the LeadsOnline suite of investigative solutions to enhance law enforcement’s ability to expedite criminal investigations.

Nighthawk’s flagship product, LEOVision, is a specialized tool designed for law enforcement that enables the fusion, analysis, and collaborative examination of diverse digital data. The program allows detectives, analysts, prosecutors, and other investigators to jointly conduct comprehensive visualization and analyses of digital evidence, rapidly leading to precise, actionable results. LEOVision’s ability to integrate data from various sources and generate customizable visual outputs helps users identify connections critical to advancing investigations.

Alex Finley, CEO of LeadsOnline, stated, "Integrating Nighthawk’s proven offerings and expertise into the LeadsOnline suite of investigative solutions is an exciting step forward for our company to broaden the ways we serve our clients. LeadsOnline exists to help law enforcement globally advance their cases faster, and we believe Nighthawk, its team, and technologies are exceptionally aligned both missionally and strategically. I am energized by the capabilities this combination will bring to our mutual current and future clients, and the impact it will have on the safety of their communities.”

"We are thrilled to be uniting with LeadsOnline, marking a significant step forward in our mission to empower the law enforcement community," said Matthew Fyles, Vice President of Nighthawk. "Together, our teams are poised to continue delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that expedite case resolutions and bolster safety efforts. We remain steadfast in our dedication to advancing our existing products and pioneering new technologies that address the evolving needs of investigators, ultimately contributing to a safer and more secure society.”

Today, LeadsOnline serves more than 5,000 law enforcement agencies and 22,000 reporting businesses in the United States. Prior to this acquisition of Nighthawk, LeadsOnline has added other solutions to its technology platform such as CellHawk, a leading provider of software for analysis of cellular records, and Forensic Technology, the global leader in Ballistics Identification Networks with clients in the United States and nearly 80 countries globally. Together, LeadsOnline aims to enhance the investigative value of its standalone and integrated solutions to help law enforcement advance cases of all kinds faster.

LeadsOnline is privately held and backed by global private equity firm TA Associates. LeadsOnline was represented by Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP as legal counsel and Moss Adams LLP as financial advisor. Nighthawk was represented by Piper Sandler.

About LeadsOnline:

LeadsOnline is a trusted provider of data, technology and intelligence tools to U.S. and global law enforcement agencies. The company’s Intel solutions make it possible for investigators to find people, property and patterns in criminal cases, and regularly prove instrumental to solve gun crime, violent crime, missing persons, property crimes, and more. Further, LeadsOnline’s Ballistics solution, IBIS, is the leading provider of Ballistics Identification Networks globally. LeadsOnline serves more than 5,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies and global public safety organizations in nearly 80 countries. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas and Montreal, Quebec.

About Nighthawk:

Nighthawk.Cloud, Inc., offers cutting-edge data analytics and visualization tools tailored for investigations. Our solutions streamline the analysis of intricate investigative data, enabling law enforcement agencies to expedite case resolutions. With extensive expertise in digital data identification, targeting, acquisition, and analysis, we are a trusted leader in the field of digital data exploitation focusing on communication providers, social media, and commonly leveraged law enforcement technologies.

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