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Vertus Group Acquires MembersFirst

August 24, 2015
Acquisition: MembersFirst

Markham, Ontario, Canada - Vertus Group (formerly Jonas Software Club & Hospitality Portfolio), a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), today announces the acquisition of MembersFirst Inc.

MembersFirst has grown to become the private club industry's leading digital agency - offering design, consulting, training, analytics, and member communication solutions to over 1,000 leisure clubs, business associations, gated communities, neighbourhood groups, and others. 

The acquisition will retain MembersFirst as an independently operated brand - including its entire team of private club experts and award-winning designers, all of whom are dedicated to servicing clients across a wide grange of membership management and back office platforms. 

The acquisition makes MembersFirst the first full service digital agency under the Vertus Group umbrella, complimenting existing Vertus Group offerings, as well as creating new opportunities in areas not served by Vertus Group's ClubHouse Online Website & Member Communication platform.

MembersFirst CEO, Kevin Kopanon, said, "Being welcomed into the Jonas family is clear validation that we've been doing the right things these past few transformative years. More importantly, it will bring improved integrations for our mutual clients and more opportunities to be an advocate for the club industry."

Jim Fedigan, CEO of Vertus Group commented, "We are committed to working with the brightest people this industry has to offer and to developing the solutions needed by clubs today, tomorrow, and in the many years to come. That's what makes MembersFirst another great fit in the Vertus Group family of club companies."

About Vertus Group

Whether your club is small, large, public or fully private, Vertus Group has the right mix of software, communication, and service solutions to fit your needs. Worldwide over 2,300, in more than 17 countries, with memberships ranging from 100 to 20,000, utilize Vertus Group's software offerings to build and enrich member relationships, increase revenues, and decrease costs. 

About MembersFirst

MembersFirst is an award winning digital agency & software provider for member-based organizations, including country clubs, yacht clubs, gated community HOAs, alumni associations, and other private recreational clubs. Through extensive in-house services and a strategic network of technology partners, MembersFirst is the only single-source vendor to offer effective web & print design, value-proven marketing services, cinematic video production, and intelligent software that spans the gamut from simple court reservations to enterprise-level performance reporting. 


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