Private Equity Firm Gauge Capital SDL Municipal Management Software

Firm Announcement  |  June 16, 2022

Gauge Capital Announces Strategic Investment in Spatial Data Logic

Southlake, TX – Gauge Capital (“Gauge”) announced that it has partnered with the founders and management team of Spatial Data Logic (www.spatialdatalogic.com) (“SDL” or the “Company”) to recapitalize the company. Founded in 1997 in Somerset, NJ, SDL provides permitting, licensing, code enforcement and workflow automation software for counties and municipalities. SDL’s software is available via desktop, web, and mobile and is used by more than 200 customers across numerous municipal departments, including Construction, Land Use, Engineering, Tax Assessor, Public Works, Fire Prevention, Health, Code Enforcement, Police, Utilities, Managers, Clerk & Licensing, and Pet Licensing.

“We look forward to partnering with Gauge for the next chapter of the Company’s growth,” said Jack Flood, SDL co-founder. “With additional resources to invest in product development and sales & marketing, while maintaining our focus on delivering an excellent customer experience, this partnership will benefit our current and future customers significantly.”

“Gauge Capital has a proven track record of helping founder-run businesses like Spatial Data Logic meet their long-term goals. With Gauge’s support, I feel confident that we can continue our mission to provide innovative solutions that empower government agencies to modernize and move services online. We look forward to taking this next step with them.” said Brian Flood, SDL co-founder.

SDL recently launched SDL Connect, its cloud-based engagement platform that any government agency can use to create and disseminate information and services online. In partnership with Gauge, SDL will add strategic resources and investment to this platform, which will result in additional SDL Connect solutions.

Brandon Johnson, Managing Director at Gauge Capital, said, “We have been impressed with what the Floods and the SDL team have built. SDL’s reputation for the wide breadth of its product capabilities and excellent customer experience precedes it. We look forward to continuing to deliver in those areas while working with the Floods to achieve our shared vision for growth.”

As part of the investment, James Jackson, Brandon Johnson and Reid Barnett from Gauge Capital have joined the Company’s Board of Directors.

About Spatial Data Logic

Spatial Data Logic is a leading provider of municipal management software. Built on 25 years of best practices, Spatial Data Logic’s software streamlines municipal operations, increases transparency between departments and enhances citizen services. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Spatial Data Logic serves over 230 government agencies and 5 million citizens. For more information, please contact info@spatialdatalogic.com.

About Gauge Capital (www.gaugecapital.com)

Gauge Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas. Gauge invests in five key sectors: healthcare, technology, business services, government & industrial services, and food & consumer. The firm manages more than $2.0 billion in capital and in 2020 and 2021, Inc. Magazine named Gauge one of the top private equity firms for founders. In 2021 and 2022, Gauge was also named to the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market by Grady Campbell. In 2022, Gauge ranked in the top 5 out of 517 private equity firms in the HEC Paris – DowJones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking. For more information, please contact Andrew Peix, Managing Director of Business Development at apeix@gaugecapital.com.