The fieldwork management start-up GeoPal acquired by Totalmobile


GeoPal technology and employees will be integrated into the Belfast company, which is in the midst of acquisitions to fuel its growth.

GeoPal, a Dublin start-up building a mobile software solution for managing field workers, has been acquired by Totalmobile, headquartered in Belfast.

GeoPal’s cloud technology is used by businesses to manage their workforce in the field for productivity and health and safety compliance. It has 200 companies using its software, including the construction company Sisk.

No financial terms of the acquisition were disclosed. GeoPal had raised 1.5 million euros in funding in 2013 with Enterprise Ireland among donors. According to documents filed with the Companies Registration Office, the founders invested € 750,000 in the company in 2020.

With its new owners, GeoPal will be rebranded under the Totalmobile banner and launched as a new Utilize product, a SaaS offering for the infrastructure and utilities sectors.

“We are very excited to become Totalmobile’s center of excellence for the Utilize product here in Dublin,” said Gerard O’Keefe, Managing Director of GeoPal. “We will have access to more resources to further develop our product, which will significantly accelerate our growth in the utility industry. “

The arrival of GeoPal to its ranks will increase Totalmobile’s customer base, with more customers in Ireland. The company, which develops field service and mobile workforce management technologies, already has five offices across the UK.

“With GeoPal, we have acquired some of the most flexible solutions on the market for managing profitability, productivity and health and safety compliance,” said Jim Darragh, Managing Director of Totalmobile.

Last October, Totalmobile was taken over by private equity firm Bowmark Capital, which announced it would make £ 100million available to finance further acquisitions by Totalmobile. Earlier in 2020, Totalmobile acquired two other companies – Lone Worker Solutions and Global Rostering System.

“[GeoPal] marks the next step in the company’s acquisition strategy as it seeks to continue and accelerate its growth, ”said Darragh.

“More than ever, efficient and transparent remote working is essential for many key infrastructure and utility organizations, and it is essential that systems are in place to manage the unique risks presented, to protect health, safety and security. safety and well-being of employees.

At the end of last year, Totalmobile forecasted revenue of £ 26million in 2020.

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