OpenText to buy OEP-backed ANXeBusiness for $100 mln

Canadian enterprise software company OpenText Corp (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC) has agreed to acquire ANXeBusiness Corp of Southfield, Michigan, a provider of cloud-based information exchange services to the U.S. automotive and healthcare industries. The deal is valued at about US$100 million and is expected to close later this year. Waterloo-based OpenText said the acquired company will complement its business-to-business integration solutions and strengthen its presence in the automotive and healthcare spaces. ANXeBusiness was bought by U.S. private equity firm One Equity Partners (OEP) in October 2006.


OpenText to Acquire ANX

Acquisition to Strengthen Ability to Drive Digital Transformation in the Healthcare and Automotive Industries

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 27, 2016 /CNW/ — OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ANXeBusiness Corp. (ANX), a leading provider of cloud-based information exchange services to the US Automotive and Healthcare industries. ANX is expected to be integrated into the OpenText Business Network, a portfolio of cloud solutions and software designed for efficient, secure and compliant supply chain and business collaboration between organizations.

Complementing OpenText’s existing B2B integration solutions, ANX is expected to strengthen OpenText’s industry presence and reach in the Automotive and Healthcare industries through strong customer relationships and targeted business partner collaboration solutions. With ANX, OpenText anticipates it will continue to address industry specific B2B requirements to provide all organizations with reliable, secure and compliant information exchange that meets their specific needs. The acquisition of ANX is also expected to enhance the scope of trading partner collaboration within the OpenText Business Network to include product design and planning.

Terms of the Agreement
The transaction purchase price is approximately $100 million. The acquisition is expected to generate approximately $30 million of annualized revenues, be both accretive and on the OpenText operating model, immediately. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions.(1)

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About OpenText
OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM). For more information please visit

About ANX
ANXeBusiness Corp. (ANX), headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, is a global provider of managed compliance, security and connectivity solutions. ANX is certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). The company is also a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. For more information please visit

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(1) All dollar amounts in this press release are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Further information:
Greg Secord
Vice President, Investor Relations
Open Text Corporation
San Francisco: (415) 963-0825

Kasey Holman
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Open Text Corporation
San Francisco: (650) 302-4191

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