Chicago, IL – May 5, 2015 – STATS LLC announced today that it has acquired Prozone, a pioneer in athlete tracking and sports performance analytics. With Prozone, STATS expands its geographic reach and sports coverage while adding advanced and complementary technologies to its suite of tracking and analytics products.
With a presence that spans four continents, Prozone tracks and analyzes athlete performance to deliver powerful insights, enabling coaches and front-office personnel to make more intelligent decisions and gain a competitive advantage. Prozone maintains a database of over 100,000 players, and its technology captures proprietary data from over 12,000 sporting events a year. The company’s suite of intuitive software products combine data analytics and video tracking to generate post-match analyses, trend analyses, opposition scouting reports, and other valuable information. Prozone’s geographic reach extends to Europe, China, Australia, and Africa.
“We are excited to combine Prozone’s best-in-market analytics products for football (soccer) and rugby with STATS’ media expertise and unrivaled real-time data,” said Gary Walrath, CEO of STATS. “We look forward to bringing Prozone’s strong product suite to all corners of the globe.”
The deal marks the third acquisition in three months for STATS, which also acquired The Sports Network and Automated Insights in February. STATS is owned by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in data, software, and technology-enabled businesses.
“Our knowledge and experience in performance analysis for football (soccer), rugby, hockey, and handball is a fantastic complement to STATS’ expertise in NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, college football, college basketball, and soccer,” said Thomas Schmider, CEO of Prozone. “Together through our combined global sales network, we can deliver complementary products to a broader range of customers all over the world.”