Orrick advised U.S.-based Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, on the acquisition of Objective International from Alpina Capital Partners LLP and private shareholders.
Objective International is a leading Belgium-based manufacturing execution (MES) and warehouse management (WMS) provider. It has a strong presence across the Benelux region and serves industries that align closely with Aptean’s areas of leadership.
With this transaction, Aptean continues its rapid expansion into Europe and extends its supply chain offerings while adding complementary solutions to Aptean’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings for process and discrete manufacturers.
Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of purpose-built, industry-specific software that helps manufacturers and distributors effectively run and grow their businesses. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Aptean has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Aptean was advised by an international Orrick team led by Munich-based private equity partner Christoph Brenner, who previously advised Aptean on their acquisition of German ERP leader Modula, among other transactions. Brussels-based Van Bael & Bellis advised on various Belgium law aspects of the transaction.
The Orrick team further included partners Peter M. Lamb, David M. Ruff and Katie Cotton, senior associate Adrian Dengler, managing associate Robert Weinhold and associates Stefan Riedl and Stephen Wallace from our Munich, Düsseldorf, Portland, New York and London offices.