Magic Software Completes Acquisition of BluePhoenix’s AppBuilder Activity
Acquisition Offers Significant Technology and Business Synergies
Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Or Yehuda, Israel
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a global provider of mobile and cloud-enabled application and business integration platforms, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of BluePhoenix’s AppBuilder activity for $13.5 million.
In accordance with the terms of the acquisition agreement, the net amount paid to BluePhoenix at closing was $13.5 million. $4 million from the amount of the consideration due to BluePhoenix will be held in escrow accounts pending fulfillment of certain obligations of BluePhoenix under the sale agreement.
Commenting on the acquisition, Guy Bernstein, CEO of Magic Software, said: “We are pleased to have completed this important acquisition, which broadens Magic Software’s product portfolio and strengthens our presence in numerous global markets, including Asia and Europe. We plan to develop and invest in all aspects of AppBuilder’s activity, including offering increased support for its customers.”
AppBuilder is a comprehensive application development infrastructure used by many Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world. This premier enterprise application development environment is a powerful, model-driven tool that enables development teams to build, deploy, and maintain large-scale, custom-built business applications.
About Magic Software Enterprises
For more information, visit www.magicsoftware.com.
About BluePhoenix Solutions
BluePhoenix Solutions (NASDAQ: BPHX) is the leading provider of value-driven legacy IT modernization solutions to companies from diverse industries and vertical markets, such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services, from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration, rehosting, and renewal.
For more information, visit www.bphx.com.
Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release include forward-looking statements that might involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results might vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both locally and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in Magic's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Amit Birk, VP M&A
Magic Software Enterprises