Orrick Advises U.S. Software Provider Aptean on Acquisition of Germany’s Agiles

November.03.2020

Deutsch: Orrick berät US-Softwareanbieter Aptean bei Übernahme des deutschen Anbieters agiles

Orrick advised Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, on the acquisition of agiles, a leader of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to the fresh food wholesale and trade industry.

Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of industry-specific software and offers ERP, supply chain and compliance solutions that are used by over 5,000 customers around the world. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company is backed by Vista Equity Partners, TA Associates and Charlesbank Capital Partners and has offices in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

Based in Hamburg, Germany, agiles is focused on tailor-made software solutions to increase productivity and future viability in the fresh food wholesale and trade industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Aptean was advised by an international Orrick team led by Munich-based private equity partner Christoph Brenner. The team also included partners James Connor (M&A and private equity, London), Pete Lamb (Technology Companies Group, Portland), Christian Schröder (data privacy IT/IP, Düsseldorf), André Zimmermann (employment law, Düsseldorf) and Timo Holzborn (capital markets, Munich); counsel Olexiy Oleshchuk (capital markets, Munich); senior associates Andrea Köhler (M&A and private equity, Munich) and Zac Padgett (M&A and private equity, Portland); managing associate Alexander Kern (M&A and private equity, Munich); and associates Stephen McNeill (M&A and private equity, London), Robert Weinhold (data privacy IT/IP, Düsseldorf), Marianna Karapetyan (employment law, Düsseldorf) and Julius Schradin (antitrust, Düsseldorf).