Brandt Information Services Acquires Terra Technology Group

NEW YORK, March 17, 2022Brandt Information Services (“Brandt” or the “Company”), a NexPhase Capital-backed company and a leading provider of outdoor recreational licensing and camping reservation software, today announced the acquisition of Terra Technology Group (“TTG”), a leading SaaS technology provider for outdoor licensing and recreational solutions.

Since 2011, Brandt has grown strategically and organically to become a market leader in outdoor recreational support. The Company provides innovative software, as well as a technology-enabled suite of services, including call center, fulfillment, credit card processing, billing reconciliation, and digital marketing. These services enable public agencies to more effectively engage and grow consumers of hunting & fishing licenses and parks reservations.

With the addition of TTG’s platform, Brandt will be able to provide even more choices to best meet each agency’s needs. Under the Brandt name, Brandt’s Go Outdoors platform and the Terra platform will serve more than 18 partners in the U.S. and abroad.

“Brandt and TTG are two highly successful organizations in the outdoor recreational space, and we are excited to be able to offer both Go Outdoors and the Terra platform to our customers,” said Richard Wise, President of Brandt. “With this acquisition, Brandt has expanded our ability to serve all agencies’ licensing and reservations needs, and we look forward to helping more customers deliver easy and reliable, web-based automated experiences for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere across licensing, permitting, reservations and other purchases.”

“TTG is proud to join Brandt, an outdoor industry leader, with its strong reputation of continuous innovation and technology improvements,” said Jeff Roberts, General Manager of TTG. “Our complementary platforms offer our customers and agency partners unique technology and services built to capture real-time, high quality data that is critical for their success. We are thrilled to be able to continue this mission as part of a broader platform.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.


About Brandt

Since 1985, Brandt Information Services has provided local, state and federal agencies, as well as private organizations, with innovative solutions to maintain large-scale technology projects, streamline business processes, manage a variety of transaction systems and support agency operations. The company has successfully scaled with organic growth in the outdoor recreational industry with products and services to support hunting, fishing, boating and camping transactions.

About Terra Technology Group

Terra Technology Group is a leading provider of next-generation outdoor licensing and recreational solutions. TTG partners with fish and wildlife agencies to provide innovative technology for conservation and natural resource licensing needs. The company offers more than a decade of experience in developing and operating license and permit point of sale, event management and CRM software throughout the United States.

About NexPhase Capital

NexPhase Capital (“NPC”) is a thematic and operationally focused private equity firm that invests in lower middle market growth-oriented companies within three distinct sectors: consumer, healthcare, and software. The firm partners with companies that have reached a growth inflection point and are seeking a value-added partner to help navigate the company’s “next phase.” The NPC team has extensive industry and operational experience and NPC’s partners have invested together for over a decade. The firm has completed over 80 investments, including add-ons, and targets control equity investments between $25 million and $150 million. For more information, please visit www.NexPhase.com.

TTG Welcomes Latest Addition – Applications Developer Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer is the newest member to join Terra Technology Group (TTG). Mercer joins TTG as an Applications Developer.

“TTG is excited to add Ryan to our development team,” commented Mark Meisel, Senior Applications Developer for TTG. “Ryan’s previous experience and his genuine and enthusiastic interest in TTG’s work will continue to help our team grow and deliver for our state fish and wildlife agency clients.” 

Mercer has worked for close to a decade as a software solutions engineer and web designer in several industries, including health care. He has training in multiple development languages, holds certifications in web design and application development, and has served as project lead on numerous projects yielding innovative solutions for previous clients. 

“I am excited to join TTG because it offers me an opportunity to continue to grow professionally and to join a new industry. I hope to expand my skill set and contribute to TTG’s future success,” commented Mercer. “I feel like I immediately connected with the culture at TTG, and I look forward to working with our team on conservation technology projects for our clients.”

Ryan started with TTG on Feb. 1. He will serve many of our clients in implementing the Terra Outdoor Solution and leverage his unique skill set to help develop innovative features for the platform. He resides in Lexington, SC, with his wife.

TTG Celebrates Staff

Terra Technology Group (TTG) recently celebrated a year of growth in 2021 and recognized the efforts of its dedicated staff, who helped the company achieve success. Established in late 2020, TTG accomplished many of its goals in its first year of business, including adding new clients such as Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and expanding the features of its industry-leading platform, the Terra Outdoor Solution.

“TTG entered the market in late 2020 with some ambitious goals, and I am proud to recognize the contributions of our staff that made those goals a reality in 2021,” commented TTG President Caroline Howell. “Each member of our staff has demonstrated great leadership and work ethic in their roles, and we are very grateful and appreciative of their efforts.”

To support its growing team and client roster in 2022, TTG recently promoted Evan Yett and Mark Meisel to management roles. Additionally, Alexandra (Lex) Yanuk was promoted to Senior Developer.

Pictured above from left to right: Evan Yett, Alexandra (Lex) Yanuk, and Mark Meisel

“TTG is growing, and Evan and Mark will help to continue to lead our growing team forward. Through their efforts and the rest of our talented team, we expect 2022 to be another successful year,” stated Jeff Roberts, Chief Product Officer for TTG. 

As we begin 2022, Terra Technology Group recognizes its team and salutes its efforts to make TTG the success it is today. To our staff, we say thank you, and we look forward to delivering on significant goals in 2022.

Terra Technology Group Welcomes Katie Seale to the Team

Seale posing with a catfish from a Maryland river.

(Hunt Valley, MD) – Terra Technology Group (TTG) is proud to announce that Katie Seale of Baltimore, Maryland, has joined the TTG team as a Business Analyst. Katie offers a decade of experience managing technology projects and client accounts for a leading health insurance provider. 

“We are excited to have Katie join our team and look forward to the energy she’ll bring as we work with our clients to implement the Terra Outdoor Solution,” commented Jeff Roberts, Chief Product Officer for TTG. “Through her previous experience, she has developed a skillset and approach that we think will be a great complement to the rest of our talented TTG team.”

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TTG Joins National Wildlife Federation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Discuss “Delivering on Conservation by Leveraging Technology”

(Hunt Valley, MD) –  State fish and wildlife agencies can leverage technology to conserve wild resources more effectively and improve their customers’ experiences in the field. Aaron Kindle, Director of Sporting Advocacy for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and host of NWF’s Outdoors Podcast, welcomed Samantha Pedder of Terra Technology Group (TTG) and Steve Bergmann of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to discuss this topic. The trio demonstrated how technology could help make the experience of getting outdoors for hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists simpler, while also helping state fish and wildlife agencies to deliver on their conservation missions more efficiently. They also discussed recent legislative efforts that would make it easier for state agencies to modernize their systems and why conservationists of all types should support their agencies in this pursuit.

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