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Provantage Corporate Finance advises ERP Solutions company, Prima Solutions on its sale to Aptean

Project: Prima Solutions
Sector: TMT
Deal Value: Undisclosed
Buyer: Aptean

Provantage are excited to announce that we have been lead-advisers to the shareholders of Prima Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of business-critical ERP software, on their sale to Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions.

Headquartered in Leicester, Prima Solutions provides highly – scalable, modular ERP software across all major markets of the apparel industry including clothing, footwear, work, and corporate wear, school wear, sportswear, bags, accessories, and homeware. Prima accommodates product design to manufacture across the UK and overseas for companies with complex global supply chains and multi-channel and omni-channel sales and distribution

This acquisition will see John Norman, who co-founded Prima in 1991, move away from his role of Chairman within the business.

John Norman says: “We are delighted to complete this transaction. As part of Aptean, Prima will have the opportunity to continue our focus on driving innovation for our apparel customers, while benefitting from its global scale and expertise.”

Aptean is a global company, headquartered in the US, providing ERP solutions to companies in several vertical markets, including Clothing and Footwear (Apparel). They see this acquisition as a strategic step to growing their business with Apparel companies in the UK and Europe. Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of industry-specific software, world-class products, and services that assist customers in effectively running and growing their businesses. In total, Aptean’s solutions are used by over 10,000 customers around the world. With both cloud and on-premise deployment options.

This transaction was originated and led by Provantage Corporate Finance –Sally Saunders and Amanda Betts as advisers to the shareholders of Prima Solutions.

Sally Saunders of Provantage commented “Prima’s ERP solution is business critical to its customers and these customers proclaim that it not only runs but drives the success of their business. Prima Solutions is a fantastic, advanced business and there is huge growth potential in joining forces with Aptean. We are privileged to have had the opportunity to support the team on this deal.”

I can’t thank Provantage enough. They have been a pleasure to work with, and their dedication, diligence, and expertise have made the transaction run smoothly resulting in a great outcome for all

John Norman, co-founder

Prima Solutions