Stockport’s KMP acquired by SP Plus of Chicago

Chicago-based SP Plus Corporation has acquired Stockport-based KMP Associates Limited,  a software and technology provider serving aviation and commercial parking clients throughout the United States and Europe.

“Headquartered outside Manchester, United Kingdom, KMP’s industry-leading SaaS platform is currently deployed at over 35 airports in the U.S. and Europe and over 100 commercial parking locations in Europe,” said SP Plus.

“Operating under the AeroParker and MetroParker brands, KMP delivers online booking for parking and other travel services, dynamic pricing, and e-commerce capabilities which are designed to reduce congestion, enable frictionless transactions and provide a first-class consumer experience.

“In addition, KMP also provides comprehensive digital marketing capabilities through its award-winning digital marketing agency, KMP Digitata.”

SP Plus CEO Marc Baumann said: “The acquisition of KMP is aligned with our strategy of complementing organic growth with acquisitions that further strengthen our industry-leading technology capabilities, particularly in those areas that support digital transactions and the development of smart cities.

“Through this combination, we have the opportunity to leverage our respective relationships and expertise to bring innovative technology solutions to airports and commercial parking operations both within and outside of North America.

“In addition to expanding our addressable market, the acquisition of KMP has the potential to serve as a growth platform for us, advancing the digital transformation of our industry.”

KMP president Rhodri Edwards said: “With the support of SP+, we will have the ability to accelerate our growth to meet the rapidly expanding demand for our services.

“Given the complementary nature of our solutions and services, we envision significant opportunities to bring additional value to our clients.

“Importantly, this is an excellent cultural fit for us, given our compelling value propositions and mutual commitment to superior client service and to the well-being of our talent.”