American Messaging Acquires the Paging Assets of Cook Telecom, Inc.

May 1, 2010

LEWISVILLE, TX – August 5, 2013 – American Messaging Services, LLC (“American Messaging”) is pleased to announce it has acquired the wireless messaging assets of Pacific Northwest based Cook Telecom, Inc. (“Cook”).

The transaction brings together two of the most respected critical messaging companies in the United States. Together, the companies serve approximately 900,000 critical messaging subscribers providing the most dependable networks and customer support in the industry. Both companies excel at service delivery making the combination of Cook and American Messaging a natural fit. “Rest assured that service delivery will remain our singular focus.” said J. Roy Pottle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Messaging.

Tom Cook, President of Cook said, “Customers should feel very comfortable that there will be little to no change in their overall service as our primary goal is to make certain the acquisition has minimal impact on service delivery. American Messaging has an excellent reputation and takes the responsibility of supporting each and every customer very seriously.”

From a technology perspective, American Messaging and its subsidiaries provide critical messaging services throughout the United States. Using proprietary and third party wireless messaging networks together with its suite of mobile and desktop applications it simultaneously delivers critical messages to pagers, smart phones, tablets and personal computers. It also constructs and operates dedicated messaging networks for individual customers that operate in conjunction with other third party networks, including its proprietary messaging networks, providing redundancy and more rapid message delivery. Message delivery and review is easily initiated, monitored and archived using the Company’s mobile and desktop applications or through customer supporting software that is included as part of its overall service offering. Pottle closed by saying “We look forward to introducing these services to the customers of Cook Paging.”

About Cook

Cook is the largest independently owned paging carrier on the West Coast with support offices conveniently located in Washington, Oregon and California. It is a privately owned corporation that provides wireless paging equipment and specified services within the states of California, Washington and Oregon. With few exceptions, Cook owns, operates and maintains the majority of the transmitters, equipment and terminals necessary to the operation of the overall system.

About American Messaging

American Messaging is one of the largest critical messaging companies in the United States delivering more than 5 million critical messages per day. American Messaging provides service to approximately 900,000 customers, including more than 650 major healthcare and first responder clients across the United States.

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Providence College Successfully Tests New Emergency Alert System

April 26, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence College is one of seven colleges and universities nationwide participating in a pilot program to test a new state-of-the-art emergency alert system, designed by IntelliGuard Systems LLC. Through advances in micro technology, the IntelliGuard System delivers messages and instructions in less than 20 seconds through dedicated messaging devices, including the revolutionary RAVENAlert keychain.

The RAVENAlert keychain is a breakthrough in micro-technology, weighing less than an ounce and about two and a quarter inches long, it emits a loud audible alert upon receipt of a text message and was specifically designed so that it can be carried by students, staff and faculty alike, as a keychain or simply attached to a carabiner, backpack, purse or lanyard.

“For several years we have been searching for a way to connect to our classrooms,” says Providence College Director of Emergency Management Koren Kanadanian. “Rewiring buildings and FM signals from third party providers were not convincing solutions and text messaging using cellular phones is too slow because messages are delivered sequentially. As a result, students who are alerted first immediately call parents and friends, delaying messages to the rest of the students.”

“I wanted Providence to participate in the pilot program since the IntelliGuard System is the only system that sends messages simultaneously, thereby ensuring all persons with a RAVENAlert keychain or in close proximity to a RAVENAlert wall unit are immediately and simultaneously alerted in the event of an emergency.” Kanadanian continues. “The test was a complete success and the entire team was great. There were no problems with the installation of our dedicated network, the RAVENAlert key chains or the RAVENAlert wall units, all of which went off within 15 seconds of dispatch. Our campus is only a hundred acres, but we tested the IntelliGuard System in old underground tunnels, buildings with steel roofs and brick walls 18 inches thick, a police and fire department room with 400 Mhz to 800 Mhz equipment in full operation, and even dead cellular areas, and we could not be happier with the results.”

Kanadanian, who has a master’s degree in Emergency Management, served as both a military and civilian medic and worked as a policeman for 12 years before becoming director of Emergency Management at Providence. “Emergency management and the ability to alert students, faculty and staff alike is an unfortunate reality as business and workplace violence has become a severe problem,” observes Kanadanian. “A very appealing feature of the IntelliGuard System is that all network equipment is located right here on campus,” Kanadanian asserts. “I feel more secure knowing we control the sending of emergency messages.”

Jenna Richardson, vice president of Product Development for IntelliGuard Systems noted “the fact that Providence College was the first College in the nation to sign up for our pilot program speaks to its commitment to its students and new technologies that provide clear benefits. They immediately recognized the limitation of existing email and text messaging systems and could not have done more, or acted quicker, to consider, evaluate and now test all elements of our system and related messaging devices.”

Liquid Engines

June 20, 2009

Liquid Engines

Liquid Engines, Inc., founded in 2000 and based in Santa Clara, CA, is a leading provider of enterprise-class corporate tax management application software and services to Fortune 1000/Global 1000 companies.

Investment History: In October 2007, Incyte completed the purchase of the Company’s Bank Credit facilities. In January 2008, Incyte completed the purchase of the Company through a stock merger. Incyte Capital Managing General Partner Marc Gineris assumed the title of Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, and commenced a financial and operational restructuring.

On August 26, 2008, Liquid Engines was purchased by Thomson Tax and Accounting, a division of Thomson Reuters.


June 20, 2009


eVIN, founded in 1994 and formerly based in Annapolis, MD, provides Internet and client/server-based vehicle electronic registration, titling and information services. eVIN’s proprietary systems interact with state DMV mainframe computers to provide point of sale registration to automobile dealers.

Investment History: In 1999, Incyte led an investor group that purchased a majority interest in eVIN. Incyte Capital Managing General Partner Marc Gineris served as a Board member.

In June 2000, eVIN was sold to General Systems Solutions (“GSS”). In August 2000, GSS merged with FDI Consulting to form triVIN, Inc., the market leader in electronic vehicle registration and electronic title management in the U.S. For Incyte’s seven-year hold period, Marc Gineris held visitation rights on the triVIN Board.

In June 2007, triVIN was sold to American Capital Strategies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) for $106 million.


June 20, 2009


NetForce, Inc., founded in 1992 and based in San Francisco, CA, provides comprehensive software and related support services for the safety and pharmacovigilance needs of major pharmaceutical and leading biotechnology companies.

Investment History: Incyte made a portfolio investment in NetForce in July 2001, in a close collaboration with the founder, and worked actively with the Company for the remainder of 2001. On January 30, 2002, with strong encouragement of the founder, NetForce was purchased by Oracle Corporation.

USA Global Logistics

June 20, 2009

USA Global Logistics

USA Global Logistics, LLC, founded in March 2005 and based near O’Hare Airport in Bensenville, Illinois, is a non-asset-based, third-party logistics and freight transportation provider.

Investment History: Incyte funded the restart of the Company in 2005 and worked closely with the Company on business development in 2006. In late 2006, with strong support of management, Incyte returned its ownership interests to management.

Nature boy & girl

June 20, 2009


NNP, L.L.C., founded in 1999 and based in Edmonds, WA, is the exclusive U.S. distributor and manufacturer of the premium, environmentally-conscious Nature boy and girl diapers.

Investment History: In July 2003, Incyte provided a credit line and working capital funding to the Company.

Silicon Entertainment

June 20, 2009

Silicon Entertainment

Silicon Entertainment, Inc., formerly based in Campbell, CA, is the creator and operator of NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, an advanced racing simulator location-based entertainment experience.

Investment History: In November 2000, Incyte provided interim bridge financing to Silicon. In February 2001, Incyte, with a group of investors, structured and funded Debtor-In-Possession funding for the Company as part of a possible acquisition. Ultimately, Incyte assisted in the sale of certain collateral to a third party buyer. Incyte retained an economic interest in the Opry Mills (Tennessee) site, which was transferred in full in late 2006.

Carridine C. Say, Director, Portfolio Officer

June 19, 2009

Ms. Say is a Director, Portfolio Officer of Incyte Capital Holdings LLC and has been with Incyte since it was founded in 2000. Responsible for analyzing, executing and monitoring all investments in Incyte’s portfolio for the last nine years, Ms. Say has extensive experience in valuation analysis, deal structuring, financial restructuring and recapitalization. Ms. Say also has significant knowledge in the areas of accounting, tax and operations for LLCs, limited partnerships and portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Incyte, Ms. Say was a financial analyst in the corporate finance department of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in San Francisco, where she focused on financial restructuring and M&A transactions in the consumer, healthcare, media and technology industries. Previously, she was with Alex. Brown and Sons, which she joined in 1997.

Ms. Say is currently a board member of Madison Telecommunications Holdings Inc. (private), the parent company of Paging Network of Canada Inc. (private).

Ms. Say received her Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Stanford University in 1997.

Management Partners

June 19, 2009

Garry Fitzgerald, CEO, Paging Network of Canada

J. Roy Pottle, CEO, American Messaging Services, LLC

Daniel R. Wayne, Founder and former CEO, NetForce, Inc.

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