Epicor announces acquisition agreement with KKR | Automation.com

Epicor announces acquisition agreement with KKR

Epicor announces acquisition agreement with KKR

July 5, 2016 - Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the global investment firm KKR from funds advised by Apax Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Epicor provides industry-specific solutions to customers in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail sectors. The industry-specific solutions are complemented by a team of industry experts that can provide knowledge of best practices for the industries that Epicor serves. With customers in more than 150 countries, Epicor provides solutions localized for specific markets so that as a company expands geographically, Epicor can help facilitate that growth.

KKR is primarily making the investment from its eleventh Americas Private Equity investment fund. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and RBC Capital Markets served as financial advisors to KKR on the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank served as financial advisors to Epicor. The transaction is expected to close by the end of August, subject to customary conditions to closing, including regulatory approval. 

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