Aptean has acquired Sanderson Group Plc, the UK-based ERP vendor. The acquisition provides Aptean the opportunity to grow its European presence, as well as invest in a well-established business with expertise in ERP, supply chain and multi-channel retail software. Founded in 1983 and publicly owned until the acquisition, Sanderson has approximately 800 customers.
“The Sanderson acquisition is a significant development for Aptean and will provide us with a critical entry point into the UK market,” said TVN Reddy, Aptean’s chief executive officer. “Sanderson is well-positioned as a specialist, vertically focussed vendor in the sectors in which it operates as evidenced by the high customer satisfaction seen across its customer base.”
By joining the Aptean family, Sanderson will have the opportunity to achieve greater client penetration in the end markets it already serves. Further development of the cloud capabilities and user interface of Sanderson’s products, coupled with greater scale, will allow it to compete more effectively in the marketplace and provide enhanced solutions to its customers.
“Sanderson has built a reputation as a leader in digital technology solutions, innovative software and managed services for the retail, wholesale, supply chain logistics, food and drink processing and manufacturing market sectors, with a focus on keeping our customers one step ahead of their competition,” said Ian Newcombe, chief executive officer at Sanderson. “Joining the Aptean team will allow us to build on that focus, delivering solutions that help our customers and the markets we address thrive today as well as starting the journey towards SaaS solutions for the future. We’re excited for this new era of growth and innovation.”